Until earlier this year I always thought you had to add water to a crock pot when cooking. How did I go so long without knowing water isn't always needed?
My mom is the one who told me about cooking in a crock pot without water; she also suggested adding paprika to your meat so it has color when it's finished cooking.
I slow cooked a chicken all night without water and then removed all the meat from the bones.
Next I added to the broth already in the crock some celery, onions and garlic; plus the bones, skin and fat.
Covered it all in water and slow cooked it all day.
By evening I had some of the best broth which was then used for barley chicken soup.