Making teriyaki chicken in a crock pot, I want to add green peppers and onions to the recipe. When should I add them in so they still have a crunch?

  • Posted by: Kate
  • July 30, 2014


Kate July 30, 2014
I am on high for the first half of the cooking time and then moving to low. I'm thinking based on what you said about the onions that I will probably try and put the peppers and onions in for about 2 hours, I always like them in bigger chunks so that sounds about right. Thanks for the help!
trampledbygeese July 30, 2014
Glad to help. Do let us know how it goes.
trampledbygeese July 30, 2014
A few choices.

One thing I love to do with onions is to fry a huge pan full to perfection, keep them in the fridge, then add them to the dish just before serving, so that they have enough time to heat up.

Bigger chunks of onions take longer to cook, so adding whole skinned onions, then chopping them to size just before you serve... a lot of work with limited sucess, but possible. Also where you put the ingredients in the slow cooker influences how quickly they cook.

Are you cooking the whole thing on high, or start on high, then cook the rest on low, or do you have one of those smart crockpots? Depending on what setting, is when to add the onions. I usually cook on high for one to 2 hours, then low for the rest of the time - depending on the size and power of the cooker, also the kind of dish I'm making. For my crockpot, about 2 hours on low will give a thinly sliced onion somewhere between cooked and crunchy.

Please let us know what you do and how it goes.

sorry, I don't know for green peppers. Maybe like the onions, cook them separately then add them to the cooker for the last half hour or so?
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