Coq au Vin – A Slow Cooker Recipe

Coq au Vin is a classic French dish that can be easily made with slow cooker. This dish is cooked with bacon, pearl onions, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, and black pepper, in a slow cooker for 6-8 hours, creating flavorful and tender chicken. It is perfect for dinner gatherings, especially when served with egg noodles.

Ingredients used:

For 6 people

  • 4 slices - Thick-cut bacon
  • 2 cups - Frozen pearl onions, thawed
  • 1 cup - Button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 clove - Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon - Dried thyme leaves
  • 1/8 teaspoon - Black pepper
  • 2 pounds - Boneless skinless chicken breast halves, 6 - 5 oz. pieces
  • 1 cup - Dry red wine
  • 3/4 cup - Reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup - Tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons - All-purpose flour

Recipe steps:

  • Cook bacon in medium skillet over medium heat. Drain and crumble. Layer ingredients in slow cooker in the following order: onions, bacon, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, pepper, chicken, wine, and broth. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
  • Remove chicken and vegetables; cover and keep warm. Ladle one cup of cooking liquid into a small bowl and allow to cool slightly. Turn slow cooker to HIGH and cover.
  • Mix reserved liquid, tomato paste, and flour until smooth. Return mixture to slow cooker; cover and cook for 15 minutes or until thickened.
  • Serve Coq au Vin over egg noodles, if desired.

This Coq au Vin recipe is an easy slow cooker meal that is sure to please any dinner crowd. The combination of flavors create a delicious and tender chicken dish that is perfect for a family gathering. Serve it over egg noodles for extra deliciousness! Enjoy!