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How to Make Slow-Cooker Chicken

Combining chicken and the slow cooker? Perfection! Pick the right cut of meat to ensure you get the fullest flavor during this low and slow cooking technique.

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The best chicken cut for the slow cooker is thigh meat. It has terrific flavor and won't dry out like breast meat sometimes can. You can use either bone-in or boneless thighs. Just be sure to remove the skin. If it's locked on, the sauce gets oily. Simply add the chicken thighs to the slow cooker along with the other ingredients called for in your recipe. Turn on the slow cooker and you're good to go. Boneless thighs will cook a bit more quickly than bone-in but, even so, it'll only take 2 to 3 hours on high heat until you're rewarded with moist, tender chicken.