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If the cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its service agent, or someone similarly qualified, to avoid hazard. Don’t immerse the appliance in liquid. ¬ The surfaces of the appliance will get hot. • Leave a space of at least 50mm all round the appliance. • Don’t cover the appliance or put anything on top of it. • Cooking pot is only suitable for gas and electric hobs. Not suitable for induction hobs. • Do not leave the cooking pot unattended when cooking on the hob • Unplug the appliance when not in use, before moving and before cleaning. • Don’t use accessories or attachments other than those we supply. • Don’t use the appliance for any purpose other than those described in these instructions. • Don’t operate the appliance if it’s damaged or malfunctions. HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY 1 Lid 2 Handles 3 Cooking pot 4 Light 5 Mode select BEFORE USING FOR THE FIRST TIME Remove all packaging and clean the slow cooker, to remove manufacturing dust, etc. THE BENEFITS OF SLOW COOKING Health: The gentle cooking action reduces damage to vitamins and retains more of the nutrients and flavours. Economy: Long, slow cooking can tenderise cheaper, tougher cuts of meat, and uses about a quarter of the power of the small ring on the average hob. Convenience: Prepare the ingredients the night before, put them in the slow cooker in the morning, before you leave for work, and have a delicious meal waiting for you when you get home. 3 COOKING MODES • 1 (low) for traditional “slow cooking”. You must preheat the cooking pot in the slow cooker on high for at least 20 minutes before cooking on low. • 2 (high) for “fast cooking”, using the slow cooker as an electric stewpot. Keep an eye on it, to make sure that the food doesn’t dry out. If it looks like drying out, add hot water. • O (warm) for keeping food warm – but only after it has been cooked to readiness in the slow cooker. CAUTION Don’t use the low setting to heat food up – you won’t kill the bugs. GENERAL • Thaw frozen food completely before adding it to the cooking pot. • Brown the meat and sauté the vegetables in a pan or the cooking pot. • You can use the cooking pot for searing browning, sautéing or frying,suitable for gas and electric hobs only, prior to using the slow cooker. • Don’t cook on low without first preheating the cooking pot in the slow cooker on the high setting for at least 20 minutes. • Soak dried peas and beans for 8 hours (or overnight) before cooking, to soften them. WARNING boil dried beans (e.g. red kidney beans) for at least 10 minutes before adding to the slow cooker. They’re poisonous if eaten raw or undercooked. • You don’t need to soak lentils overnight. • Store ingredients prepared beforehand (e.g. the night before) in containers in the fridge. Don’t put the slow cooker or the cooking pot into the fridge. • Root vegetables, tubers, and bulbs (carrots, potatoes, onions) take much longer to cook than meat, so cut them down to about 5mm (¼ inch) thick slices, sticks or dice, and sauté them gently for 2-3 minutes in the cooking pot on a hob. • All vegetables (including dried veg) must be immersed in the cooking liquid. • When cooking with rice, use at least 150ml (¼pt) of cooking liquid for each 100g (4oz) of rice. We’ve found that “easy-cook” rice gives the best results. • Pasta isn’t suitable for slow cooking, it becomes too soft. If your recipe requires pasta, it should be stirred in 30-40 minutes before the end of the cooking time. PREPARATION 1. Decide when you want to eat and when you want to start cooking. 2. If you want to eat at 6 p.m., and you need to start cooking at 8 a.m., find a recipe that takes 8-10 hours. If you’re slow cooking at low power, an extra hour or so at the end of the cooking time doesn’t make much difference, as long as there’s sufficient cooking liquid to prevent the food drying out. 3. Prepare the food in accordance with the recipe. 4. Sit the slow cooker on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface. 5. Check that the slow cooker is off – turn the control to low. 6. Plug the slow cooker into a wall socket (switch the socket on, if it’s switchable). 7. For recipes without searing put the cookpot in the slow cooker, fit the lid. 8. Turn the control to high, and leave the slow cooker to preheat for 20 minutes. 9. Boil the cooking liquid in a pan. If you use a tinned cooking sauce, add it to the pan before bringing it to the boil. 4 COOKING 1. When the 20 minutes is up, remove the lid (oven gloves) and put it on a heatproof surface. 2. Put the meat and vegetables into the cookpot and add the boiling cooking liquid. 3. Turn the mode select control to 1 (low) or 2 (high) as required. 4. The light will come on, and cooking will start. 5. If you want to serve the food right away, turn the control to 0, unplug the slow cooker (switch the socket off first, if it’s switchable) 6. Using oven gloves, remove the lid, and put it on a heatproof surface. 7. It’s best to ladle the food from the slow cooker into serving dishes or plates. 8. Don’t carry the slow cooker, the trailing cable may catch on something. 9. You may use oven gloves to lift the cookpot, complete with the lid, but it’s hot and it’s heavy – so take care. TIP Cleaning can be made much easier if you immediately remove all the cooked food from the cooking pot, then fill it with warm water. SEARING Important points when using the cooking pot for searing: When searing on the hob, the cooking pot will become very hot. Handle with care using oven gloves! On gas hobs, always use the correct sized burner. Do not use on a burner that is larger than the base area of the cooking pot. Use an oven glove to hold the cooking pot during use and when stirring. • For recipes requiring ingredients to be seared, browned,sautéed or fried. Always use silicone, heatproof plastic or wood utensils to avoid scratching nonstick surface. Never use metal spoons, spatulas, tongs, forks or knives as these will damage the non-stick surface. • If your recipe calls for searing, browning, sautéing or frying ingredients prior to slow cooking, remove the cooking pot from the slow cooker and place it directly on a hob to cook ingredients as per a normal frypan. • Hob use is only suitable for gas and electric hobs. Not suitable for induction hobs. • Do not leave the cooking pot unattended when cooking on the hob. • Do not use the lid when searing on the stove top, otherwise ingredients will not sear or brown. • Once food is seared or browned as required, add other ingredients and stir though. • Using oven mitts grasp both handles and carefully place the cooking pot back into the slow cooker. GRAVY/SAUCE Slow cooking retains more of the juices than normal cooking. This tends to increase the volume of cooking liquid, and thin the sauce or gravy. To allow for this, sauces should initially be thicker than normal. Anything to be sautéed could be tossed in seasoned flour beforehand, to thicken the gravy/sauce. 5 CARE AND MAINTENANCE 1. Unplug the slow cooker (switch the socket off first, if it’s switchable). 2. Using oven gloves, remove the lid and the cooking pot and put them on a heatproof surface. 3. If you don’t intend to wash up right away, fill the cooking pot with warm water, otherwise residual heat may bake food debris on to the cooking pot, making its eventual removal more difficult. 4. Wash the lid and cooking pot in hot soapy water, using a cloth or sponge, then rinse and dry thoroughly. Don’t use scouring pads. 5. All other surfaces, internal and external, should be wiped with a damp cloth. You may use a little washing-up liquid, if necessary. 6. Dry all surfaces thoroughly before re-using the slow cooker or storing it away. 7. You may wash the cooking pot and lid in a dishwasher, but the harsh environment inside the dishwasher may affect the surface finishes. • Any damage should be cosmetic, and should not affect the functionality of the cooker. • Don’t immerse the body of the slow cooker in water or any other liquid. • Don’t put the body of the slow cooker in a dishwasher. • Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaners or solvents. COOKING GUIDELINES Vegetables Slow cooking is ideal for vegetables. There’s little evaporation, so all the juices and flavours are retained. Root vegetables like potato, carrot, turnip, and swede, need more slow cooking than meat. Cut them into 5mm (¼”) slices, sticks or dice, and immerse in the cooking liquid. Cooking times vary with the type and age of the vegetables. Experience will soon show the best times for your own taste. Quickly cooked vegetables, like frozen peas and sweetcorn, must be thawed, then added half an hour before the end of cooking. Don’t slow cook baked potatoes in their jackets. Pulses (Beans, Peas and Lentils) WARNING boil dried beans (e.g. red kidney beans) for at least 10 minutes before adding to the slow cooker. They’re poisonous if eaten raw or undercooked. Don’t soak lentils. Soak dried peas or beans overnight. Drain and rinse, then boil for 10 minutes, in the cooking liquid, before adding to the cooking pot. Season at the end of cooking. For canned beans or peas, simply drain and add them 30 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Fish Cooking fish in the cooking pot develops delicate flavours slowly, retains the flavour and nutritive value, and holds the fish together. Don’t cook fish for long periods. 1. Grease the base of the cooking pot with butter or margarine. 2. Clean, trim and wash the fish (rolled fillets and steaks are most suitable). Frozen fish should be completely thawed before slow cooking. Dry and place in the cooking pot. 3. Season well, sprinkle with lemon juice, then add hot stock, water or wine 4. Dot some butter over the fish, and cook on low for 2-3 hours. 6 Meat Slow cooking tenderises cheaper cuts, and reduces shrinkage and evaporation, retaining flavour and nutritive value. The size and shape of the joint, its quality, and the proportion of lean, fat and bone, all affect cooking times. When testing a dish to see if it’s cooked, don’t forget that root vegetables usually take longer to cook. Thaw frozen meat completely before cooking. Recipe times are given only as a guide. Where a different cut of meat is used cooking times may need to be adjusted. Avoid meat with a high proportion of fat, or trim the excess fat. Small joints, up to 800g (1½lb), can be cooked, depending on shape and fit. The meat mustn’t force the lid up. 1. Season the meat, then brown on all sides in the cook pot. 2. Transfer the cook pot to the slow cooker and cook at high for the time shown. 3. Pork joints with rind may be grilled for 10 minutes to crisp. 4. If possible, turn joints once during cooking, to ensure even tenderness. Joint Weight Setting Time Beef, lamb, pork 500-800g (1-1½lb) high 5-7 hours Poultry Cook poultry up to 750g (1½lb). The lid mustn’t be raised by the meat. Thaw frozen poultry before cooking. Cook whole poultry unstuffed, at high. 1. Wash and dry the poultry and season inside and out. 2. Brown the skin in its own fat or a little cooking oil, in the cooking pot on a hob. 3. Transfer to the slow cooker and cook at high for the time shown. Poultry Weight Setting Time Chicken/poussin 750g (1½lb) high 3½-4 hours Pheasant small high 3-4 hours Slow Cooker Cooking Times (approximate times) Food Fish Beef Lamb Poultry Stew Vegetable soup Beef soup Size/Weight whole 500-800g 500-800g 500-800g 500-800g 800-1000ml 800-1000ml Time on low (hours) Time on high (hours) 1-2 N/A 7-10 5-7 6-9 4-6 8-10 3½-4 9-14 6-8 6-10 3-4 10-14 7-9 Converting Recipes from a Traditional Oven (approximate times) Oven cooking time 15-30 minutes 30-60 minutes 1-3 hours Time on low (hours) Time on high (hours) 4-6 1-2 6-8 2-4 8-12 4-7 7 A FEW RECIPES TO START YOU OFF • Cooking for more than an hour over the times in the recipes may affect the flavour. Nevertheless, if these times don’t suit you, feel free to experiment. Slow cooking is very forgiving. • Use metric or imperial measures, don’t mix them, they’re not exact equivalents. • Be careful with quantities. After all the ingredients are put into the cooking pot, it shouldn’t be more than about threequarters full, to allow for expansion. If you overfill, it may spit hot water, and it may overflow during use. • Slow cooking can leave too much liquid. If you want to adjust this, remove the lid, stir in a teaspoon of flour, and cook at high, stirring, till the sauce thickens/reduces. • For recipes that dont need ingredients searing put the cooking pot in the slow cooker, fit the lid, then preheat on high for 20 minutes before putting anything into the cooking pot. Minestrone Soup 25g (1oz) butter 1 leek, sliced 1 medium potato, chopped ½ celery stick, thinly sliced 200g (7oz) canned tomatoes including juice 300ml (½pt) chicken stock 1 bouquet garni low = 7-10 hours; high = 4-5 hours ½ clove garlic, crushed 1 small carrot, chopped small 1 small onion, chopped 50g (2oz) cabbage, finely shredded salt and pepper to taste 1 bay leaf 25g (1oz) thin cut macaroni Heat the butter in the cooking pot. Add the garlic, leek, carrot, potato, onion and celery. Sauté till the butter is absorbed. Add the other ingredients, except the macaroni. Bring to the boil, transfer the cooking pot to the slow cooker and cook for the time shown. 45 minutes before serving, remove the bay leaf and bouquet garni and add the macaroni. Adjust seasoning and serve with grated parmesan. Old Fashioned Vegetable Soup low = 8-10 hours; high = 4-6 hours 225g (½lb) mixed vegetables, chopped (potato, onion, carrot, celery etc.) 25g (1oz) butter 2 tbsp flour 200ml (½pt) stock ½ tsp mixed herbs salt and pepper to taste Melt the butter in the cooking pot and fry the vegetables gently for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the flour and add the stock. Bring to the boil, season to taste and add mixed herbs. Transfer cooking pot to the slow cooker. Ratatouille 1 small aubergine, sliced 1 green pepper, deseeded and diced 1 red pepper, deseeded and diced 397g can chopped tomatoes salt and pepper to taste low = 6-8 hours; high = 4-5 hours 50g (2oz) butter 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 courgettes, sliced Slice the aubergine and sprinkle with salt. Leave for half an hour, rinse and pat dry. In the cooking pot melt the butter and fry the onion and garlic till transparent. Mix in the remaining ingredients, and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring, then return the cook pot to the slow cooker. Cook for the time shown. 8 Stuffed Tomatoes 4 large, firm tomatoes 50g (2oz) boiled ham, finely chopped salt and pepper to taste low = 3-4 hours; high = 1-2 hours 50g (2oz) fresh bread crumbs 50g (2oz) cheese, grated 1 tsp chopped parsley Cut a lid off the top of each tomato and scoop out the pulp. Mix the ham, cheese, breadcrumbs, seasoning, parsley, and a little of the tomato pulp to bind the mixture. Spoon into the tomatoes. Stand the tomatoes in the cooking pot, add any extra filling and 1 tbsp water. Vegetarian Curry 1 tbsp cooking oil ½ clove garlic, crushed ¼ tsp turmeric ¼ tsp cumin 300ml (½pt) white stock salt and pepper to taste ½ apple, peeled, cored and chopped low = 6-10 hours; high = 3-4 hours ½ onion, chopped ¼ tsp chilli ¼ tsp coriander 50g (2oz) lentils ½ tsp lemon juice 1 small carrot, diced 15g (½oz) sultanas Heat the oil in the cook pot. Lightly sauté the onion and garlic. Add the turmeric, chilli, coriander, cumin and lentils. Cook gently for a minute. Stir in the stock, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil and boil for 5 minutes. Transfer the cooking pot to the slow cooker and stir in the carrots, apple and sultanas. Poached Cutlets of Salmon 1 x 175g-225g (6-8oz) salmon cutlet 3 tbsp white wine 1 bay leaf 1 thin slice of onion low = 2-3 hours 100ml (3½ floz) water ½ tsp salt 2 peppercorns 1 sprig parsley Put the cutlet on a piece of baking parchment and put into the cooking pot. Put the other ingredients into a pan, bring to the boil, then pour over the salmon. Replace the lid and cook for the time shown. Lift from the cooking pot, then remove the parchment, bone and skin. Serve hot with melted butter or hollandaise sauce. To serve cold, transfer the salmon to a dish and pour over the cooking liquid. When cold, drain and serve with salad or coat with aspic made from the liquid. Stuffed Mackerel 1 tomato, skinned, deseeded, and chopped ½ cooking apple, peeled, cored and chopped ½ slice of bread, crumbled low = 3-4 hours 2 mackerel fillets 2 tsp lemon juice chopped parsley to taste Lay the mackerel out, skin side down, season and sprinkle with lemon juice. Mix the other ingredients, and spread thickly over the mackerel. Roll up from head to tail, and secure with a cocktail stick or thread. Butter baking parchment and the bottom of the cooking pot, put the parchment in the cooking pot and the fish on the parchment. Cook for the time shown. 9 Portuguese Haddock low = 2-3 hours 25g (1oz) butter 2 haddock or cod steaks or fillets 298g (10½oz) can condensed cream of tomato soup salt and pepper to taste 1 small onion, very thinly sliced 1 bay leaf Butter the bottom of the cooking pot. Lay the onion on the butter, then the fish and bay leaf. Season. Boil the tomato soup in a pan, stirring well, and pour over the fish. Cook for the time shown. Remove the bay leaf before serving. Beef and Vegetable Casserole with Dumplings 450g (1lb) stewing beef (shin/shoulder/chuck) 1 tbsp cooking oil 275ml (½pt) beef stock salt and pepper to taste low = 7-10 hours; high = 4-6 hours 2 tbsp flour 1 small onions, sliced 1 carrot, thinly sliced for the dumplings: 25g (1oz) self-raising flour 12g (½oz) shredded suet 5 tsp cold water ¼ tsp salt 1 tbsp chopped parsley Cut the meat in cubes and toss in seasoned flour. Heat the oil in the cook pot and brown the meat. Transfer cook pot to the slow cooker. Fry the onions lightly in the pan. Stir in the remaining flour, gradually add the stock and carrots. Bring to the boil, transfer to the cooking pot, and cook for the time shown. Make the dumplings by mixing flour, salt, suet and parsley. Add water and mix to a soft dough. Shape into 4 balls. Add to the casserole and cook at high for 45 minutes with the lid on. Braised Liver and Onions 225g (½lb) lambs liver, thinly sliced 25g (1oz) plain flour 300ml (½pt) beef stock low = 5-7 hours; high = 2-4 hours 2 tbsp cooking oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced Heat the oil in the crookpot on a hob. Coat the liver in the flour and fry till sealed. Transfer onto a plate. Add the onions to the cook pot and fry till golden. Stir in the remaining flour and stock. Bring to the boil, stirring. Transfer to a jug. Add the liver to the cook pot, pour the stock over the liver and cook for the time shown. Serve with grilled bacon. Bolognese Sauce 1 tbsp cooking oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 200g (8oz) tinned chopped tomatoes + juice 100ml - 200ml (¼ -½pt) beef stock 1 tsp dried basil 1 bouquet garni low = 6-10 hours; high = 3-4 hours 1 smallonion, finely chopped 350g (¾Ib) minced beef 100g (4oz) tomato purée 60g (2oz) button mushrooms, sliced 1 bay leaf 1 tbsp dried mixed peppers Heat the oil in the cook pot, and fry the onion and garlic lightly. Add the beef, and fry till brown. Stir in the other ingredients. Bring to the boil, transfer cook pot to the slow cooker, and cook for the time shown. Remove the bay leaf and bouquet garni. Serve with spaghetti or noodles, and grated parmesan. 10 Boiled Bacon in Apple Juice 500g (1lb) collar of bacon 1 small onion, sliced freshly ground black pepper to taste high = 4-5 hours 275ml (½pt) apple juice 1 tbsp cornflour Put the bacon in a large pan, cover with cold water, and bring to the boil. Put the bacon in the cooking pot, and discard the water. Put the apple juice and onion in the pan, bring to the boil, and pour over the bacon. Add pepper. Cook for the time shown. Remove the bacon to a serving dish, and keep hot. Put the cornflour in a small pan and blend with a little cold water. Gradually stir in the apple juice. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 minutes. Serve with the bacon. Braised Brisket of Beef 750g (1½lb) brisket 25g (1oz) butter 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 bay leaf high = 6-8 hours salt and pepper to taste 1 onion, chopped 150ml (½pt) beef stock flour or cornflour to thicken Season the meat. Heat the butter in the cook pot and brown the meat. Transfer meat to a plate. Fry the onion and carrot with a little oil in the cook pot till the onion is transparent. Add stock and bay leaf and bring to the boil. Transfer stock to a jug.Add the meat to the cook pot, pour the stock round the meat. Cook for the time shown. Remove the meat to a serving dish. Keep hot. Strain the stock. In a pan, blend a little flour with cold water to make a paste. Gradually add the stock. Bring to the boil, stirring. Adjust the seasoning. Serve the gravy with the meat. Beef in Guinness 675g (1½lb) shin of beef 2 medium onions, sliced 3 tbsp soy sauce seasoned flour low = 6-8 hours 300ml (½pt) Guinness 1 tbsp oil 1 tbsp mushroom ketshup Cut the beef into 4 pieces, and toss in the seasoned flour. Heat the oil in the cook pot, brown the beef all over, then transfer to a plate. Add the Guinness, soy sauce, and mushroom ketchup to the cook pot, and bring to the boil.Transfer to a jug. Add the beef to the cook pot. Transfer to the slow cooker. Pour over the meat, then cook at 1 for 6-8 hours. Savoury Pork Casserole 1 tbsp cooking oil 1 small onion, sliced 150ml (¼pt) white wine 2 tbsp tomato purée 75g (3oz) button mushrooms ½ tsp dried sage low = 6-10 hours; high = 3-4 hours 250g (½Ib) lean pork, cubed 1 tbsp flour 90ml (3 floz) chicken stock ½ green pepper, deseeded and chopped salt and pepper to taste 1 tomatoes, skinned, deseeded, and sliced Heat the oil in the cook pot and lightly brown the pork. Add the onions. Stir in the flour and add the wine, stock and tomato purée. Add the green peppers and mushrooms. Bring to the boil, season and add sage and tomatoes. Transfer the cook pot to the slow cooker and cook for the time shown. 11 Boeuf Bourguignonne 1 tbsp cooking oil 50g (2oz) streaky bacon, chopped 150ml (¼pt) red wine 150ml (¼pt) stock 1 bay leaf 6-8 shallots or tiny onions, whole low = 7-10 hours; high = 4-6 hours 500g (1lb) stewing steak, cubed 1 tbsp flour 1 tbsp brandy good pinch thyme 1 clove garlic, crushed salt and pepper to taste Heat the oil in the cook pot, lightly brown the beef and bacon, add the flour, stir in the wine and brandy. Add the other ingredients and season. Bring to the boil, transfer the cook pot to the slow cooker, and cook for the time shown. Remove the bay leaf before serving. Pork and Pineapple Curry 500g (1lb) lean pork (cut into cubes) 1 tsp salt 1 large onion, chopped 1 tbsp paprika pepper 1 dried red chillies 1 tsp worcester sauce 2 bay leaves low = 6-8 hours; high = 3-4 hours 25g (1oz) flour 2 tbsp cooking oil 1 tbsp curry powder 300ml (½pt) chicken stock 1 tbsp mango chutney 225g (½lb) tinned pineapple cubes + juice Toss the pork in the flour and salt. In the cook pot heat the oil and brown the meat. Lift out on to a plate with a draining spoon. In the cook pot, fry the onions till soft. Stir in the curry powder and paprika pepper. Fry for 2 minutes then return meat to the cook pot. Stir well and cook for a few minutes. Add remaining ingredients, bring to the boil. Transfer the cook pot to the slow cooker. Cook for the recommended time. Remove bay leaves before serving. Coq Au Vin 2 chicken joints, skinned 100g (4oz) streaky bacon, chopped 1 onion, chopped 200ml (8 floz) red wine 1 bay leaf 1 bouquet garni low = 8-10 hours; high = 3½-5 hours 1 tbsp cooking oil 40g (1½oz) flour 200ml (8 floz) chicken stock 100g (4oz) button mushrooms, sliced 1 cloves salt and pepper to taste Heat the oil in the cook pot. Coat the chicken in seasoned flour and brown all over. Transfer to a plate. Put the bacon and onion in the pan and soften but don’t brown. Stir in the remaining flour and add the other ingredients. Bring to the boil, stirring. Transfer stock to a jug. Add the check to the cook pot and pour the stock over the chicken. Transfer the cook pot to the slow cooker. Cook for the time shown. Remove the bay leaf, clove and bouquet garni before serving. Country Chicken Casserole 200g (7oz) tinned tomatoes, including juice 100g (3½oz) tinned sweet corn, drained 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 bay leaf 160ml (¼pt) chicken stock, boiling low = 8-10 hours; high = 5-7 hours 2 chicken joints, skinned 1 stick celery, finely chopped 25g (1oz) white cabbage, finely shredded ½ tsp mixed herbs salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Put all the ingredients into the cooking pot making sure that the fresh vegetables are covered by the boiling hot stock. Cook for the time shown. 12 Chinese Chicken and Mushroom 1 tbsp cooking oil 1 onion, roughly chopped 150ml (¼pt) chicken stock 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp sugar low = 8-10 hours; high = 3½-5 hours 2 chicken joints 2 tbsp cornflour 225g (8oz) button mushrooms, halved juice of 1 lemon salt and pepper to taste Heat the oil in the cook pot and fry the chicken till golden brown. Transfer to a plate. In the remaining oil, fry the onions till transparent, stir in the cornflour, then gradually stir in the stock. Add the other ingredients, bring to the boil. Transfer stock to a jug. Add chicken to cook pot,pour over the chicken, transfer cook pot to the slow cooker and cook for the time shown. Chicken with Barbecue Sauce 750g (1½lb) chicken breast or thigh meat 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp vinegar ¼ tsp French mustard 1½ tsp worcestershire sauce high = 4½-5 hours 30g (1oz) butter 2 tbsp tomato ketchup 3 tbsp mango chutney, chopped ½ tsp caster sugar salt and pepper to taste Rub inside the cooking pot with a little of the butter. Season the chicken. Heat the remaining butter in the cook pot and brown the chicken pieces all over. Transfer to a plate. Put the onion in the cook pot and fry for 2-3 minutes, without colouring. Add the other ingredients and bring to the boil. Transfer the stock to a jug. Add the chicken to the cook pot,pour over the chicken. 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