I know you're really not supposed to take the lid of the crockpot, but since this was the first time I made this, I did ~ and I'm gald I did ~ because I had time to add some seasoning! This would have been extremely bland otherwise. I felt the need to add some salt and ground thyme. It was okay after that. The chicken literally fell apart after about 7 hours of cooking (a good thing). I thought this was very runny and needed to be thickened up quite a bit. It was quite watery. If there is a next time, I would add some flour or corn starch towards the end to thicken it up. That being said, I'd probably skip this recipe.