- It can be difficult to keep chicken moist in a slow cooker
- Different parts of the chicken require different cooking times
- Some pieces benefit from keeping the skin on, others don't
- Ground chicken should be microwaved before slow-cooking
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(CNN)It's hard enough to cook chicken properly on the stovetop or in the oven, where you have complete control of the temperature, but in a slow cooker (see which models we recommend in our equipment testing) it's even trickier to ensure moist, flavorful chicken at the end of a long cooking time.