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If I put a whole chicken in a crockpot..

Is it okay to leave the giblets in it?

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Asked by firethearson at 12:05 AM on Nov. 12, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • It wouldn't hurt anything, I can't see why not

    Answer by wheresthewayout at 12:07 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • No, you shouldn't do that the flavor of giblets is pretty strong and it's pretty gross; the end product would just be pricey trash, no offense intended.

    Answer by Iconoclast at 12:09 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Ewww no! Take the giblets out!

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 12:10 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • No go ahead and take them out. you can discard them or make giblet gravy

    Answer by L.Makakoa at 12:19 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • If they're just laying in the cavity, nothing wrong with it. If they're in a bag, they need to come out. If you're not going to eat them, doesn't matter - if you're going to eat them, sure, leave them in, they'll cook nicely along with it. I usually leave mine in and then mix them with rice for my dog.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:50 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • I think you are better off taking them out.

    Answer by Luisa621 at 10:23 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Well if you leave them in then they're really HOT when you try to take them out. Besides How can you make gravy if you leave them in the bird?

    Answer by depressedmom65 at 10:25 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • Take them out. Put them in a saucepan-discard the liver) , cover with cold water, add an onion and a rib of celery and a little salt. It will make a great broth to use in making gravy or soup. When cool, pull the meat off the neckbone, dice it , along with the heart and gizzard and add to the broth. Yum!

    Answer by SweetLuci at 11:01 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

  • I definitely would take them out and use them in a sauce if you don't throw them out.

    Answer by JJsMoMMy519 at 11:12 AM on Nov. 12, 2010

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