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Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin 

Don't you love walking in the door to a home with the smell of a dinner that's already cooked? This French classic is so tender and tasty and a mostly hands-free meal, thanks to your Crock Pot. Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin is a great weeknight meal or meal for company!

Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine French
Keyword baked chicken parmesan, coq au vin, crock pot meal, slow cooker recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 hours
Servings 6 servings
Calories 446 kcal
Author betsy

Ingredients

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 slices bacon roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1 8oz package white or baby bella mushrooms quartered
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2 large sprigs thyme

Instructions

  1. Arrange chicken on a large sheet of waxed paper. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Lightly coat chicken all over with flour and set aside.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until golden and just crisp, 3 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels and set aside. Discard drippings and wipe out skillet. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned all over, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a large plate as done and set aside.

  3. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in same skillet. Add mushrooms and cook until edges begin to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add carrots, onions, garlic and salt and cook until vegetables just begin to soften. Transfer vegetables and broth to crock pot. Arrange chicken on top. Sprinkle bacon over chicken. Add wine and thyme sprigs. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. Season with salt and pepper, then serve.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin 
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 446 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Cholesterol 136mg45%
Sodium 209mg9%
Potassium 457mg13%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 3676IU74%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.