Tip Tuesday ~ Cooking Times in the Crock-Pot

These are some interesting times regarding cooking in your Crock-Pot.   On average, If you take the time that the recipe would cook in the oven and double that time, that is the time that the recipe would cook in the crock-pot on HIGH.   You would need to multiple the oven time by 4 to get an average time for cooking in the crock-pot on LOW.

With that said, most recipes can be cooked in your crock-pot.


Oven to Crock-Pot Conversion

Oven Times                                     Slow Cooker

15-30 Minutes                                    1 1/2-2 1/2 Hours on HIGH (4-6 hours on LOW)

35-45 Minutes                                    2-3 Hours on HIGH (6-8 hours on LOW)

50 – 3 Hours                                        4-5 Hours on HIGH (8-18 hours on LOW)


Low Setting = 200 Degrees

High Setting = 300 Degrees

Thanks Pillsbury for the Conversion times.

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  1. Evonne says

    I was in a hurry this morning. I put 4 frozen boneless, skinless chicken breasts into my Rival 7 quart Crock Pot. I added my seasonings and covered the chicken with six cups of water. I set it to high. I returned home after six and a half hours to discover that the water had all dried up and the sides and bottom of the pot were quite black. The chicken was stuck to the bottom of the pan and burnt. My kitchen was even a little smoky. I have made many recipes, mostly soups, in my Crock Pot and nothing else has burned. I have never cooked chicken like this before. Everything that I have read says that water doesn’t evaporate when cooking in a Crock Pot. So, what in the world happened? Out of panic, I immediately put the ceramic crock into the sink and filled it with hot water. Apparently, the water wasn’t hot enough and cracked my pot. :0(

    I just recently started working and am trying hard to feed my family healthy meals. I am terrified of a house fire, but I have been told over and over again how safe Crock Pot cooking is. It didn’t feel very safe to me today. I just found your blog and am looking forward to learning more. For now, can you give me an idea of what I did wrong? Thank you!

    • Lady Katie says

      anytime you are cooking for a long time in a crock-pot, cook on LOW. High temps will boil the water after a long time and can cook off the water. Dont give up…crock-pot cooking can help you save time and money.

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