I quickly threw all the fresh vegetables, raw chicken, broth and bouillon into the crock pot, so I could cook it overnight for the next day’s lunch. The next morning, I added the tomatoes and beans and turned the crock pot down to “warm.” Everything cooked up nice and tender. I really don’t think you need to precook the chicken. It literally fell apart it was so tender. I skipped the butter and Tabasco sauce since I didn’t need the fat, and I don’t care for too much spice.