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Making Garlic Chicken Slow Cooker recipe that calls for chicken thighs but i'm using boneless, skinless chicken breast - what adjustments are needed?

http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a46066/slow-cooker-garlic-parmesan-chicken-recipe/

Above is the posted recipe and as you can see, it calls for chicken thighs.
I've only got boneless, skinless chicken breasts so I'm wondering if I can continue with the recipe unaltered or if I need to change some cooking times.

Thanks so much in advance!

asked by TJ Brooks almost 2 years ago

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TJ Brooks
added almost 2 years ago

SOMEONE PLEASE HELP! It's a 6 hour cooking time and I was hoping to make this in time for dinner!

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Ashley
added almost 2 years ago

You should be able to continue without adjusting the cooking time. Chicken thighs just add more flavor than chicken breasts.

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TJ Brooks
added almost 2 years ago

Thanks so much, Ashley - I'll just spice up the chicken a bit!

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Cav
added almost 2 years ago

The first problem is that slow cooker temperatures vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. And four hours on high sounds bad. It'll most likely dry out the breasts and turn the potatoes to mush. The alternative of 8 hours on low is likely to result in the same.

Chicken breasts do not take long to cook, neither do potatoes. You could successfully make pretty well the same dish on the stove top or in the oven, with better results, if you have the time or inclination.

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C Sangueza
added almost 2 years ago

One of the differences between chicken thighs and chicken breasts is that the dark meat is less lean and remains tender with longer cooking. Breast meat if overcooked gets dry and tough, it's great for quick cooking recipes but I would think not fare as well in the slow cooker but let us know how it turned out.

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