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Old 12-18-2015, 01:53 PM   #1
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Issues with slow cooker??

Hi guys ! Ive been having issues with our slow cooker and its driving me insaaane

I have a crockpot 4qt and i love it and have tried many recipes that all qorked out great. Now recently ive tried to make this brown sugar teriyaki chicken . Its a simple recipe and ive made it close to a dozen times. That last 3 times ive made it its just so watery i make the recipe exact and didnt have issues until now ive tried different chicken and they used ro work just fine before but now with even using organic chicken with no added water it just turns into a bunch of liquid.

Has this happend to any of you ?? Just my luck my husband signed me up to take my great chicken to his work and it comes out a mess :/
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:18 PM   #2
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Hi there, and welcome to Discuss Cooking. Could you post your recipe so we can all take a look and try and help?
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:23 PM   #3
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Are you using frozen chicken?
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:25 PM   #4
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Hi there, and welcome to Discuss Cooking. Could you post your recipe so we can all take a look and try and help?
I sure can !

Chicken breast (recipe says 5 but through trial and error ive come to realize 3 to 4 breasts works best)

2/3 cup vinegar
1/4cup sierra mist
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon pepper
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:26 PM   #5
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Are you using frozen chicken?
No i am not. Ive done that once and it was horrible haha the liquid turned from a brown glaze to a grayish water. So now i only use thawed chicken
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:32 PM   #6
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issues with slow cooker ??

Welcome to DC! This is odd. Are you using a different brand of chicken than you used the first dozen times you made it? Can you drain it, then put the juice in a saucepan on the stove with a bit more cornstarch, thicken it up, and pour over? Maybe cut back the vinegar to a half cup.
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:37 PM   #7
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Welcome to DC! This is odd. Are you using a different brand of chicken than you used the first dozen times you made it? Can you drain it, then put the juice in a saucepan on the stove with a bit more cornstarch, thicken it up, and pour over?

No i only use a generic chicken from walmart and another organic brand from fred meyer and they both do the same. Ive tried doing that and the taste isnt the same at all . Im scratching my head because if im doing everythi g the same why am i having this issue?? Adding more cornstarch thickens it a bit but its still watered down
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:46 PM   #8
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Hmm. Maybe precook the chicken in a skillet on the stovetop for a bit, till almost but not quite done, then drain, pat dry, and put in the CP with the rest of your ingredients. You'd need to reduce the time so you don't dry out the breasts.
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Hmm. Maybe precook the chicken in a skillet on the stovetop for a bit, till almost but not quite done, then drain, pat dry, and put in the CP with the rest of your ingredients. You'd need to reduce the time so you don't dry out the breasts.
I will try that thank you ! I didnt try that because i was afraid of drying it out
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So it came out perfectly several times and then was watery and you were making it exactly the same way in the same crock at the same setting?
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