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Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

The slow cooker first gained widespread popularity in the 1970s as a solution for women who were entering the workforce, and were expected to have food on the table for family dinner. The idea of putting ingredients into a slow cooker and having the meal ready hours later is still popular with today's busy moms. This delicious slow cooker recipe will be appreciated by your family.
  Smoked bacon slices 6 , cut crosswise in ½ inch thick slices
  Chicken thighs 1 1⁄4 Kilogram (8 Thighs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Freshly ground black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cremini mushrooms 8 Ounce (3 Cups, 750 Milliliter , 250 Gram)
  Shallots 4 , halved crosswise
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm)
  White wine 250 Milliliter (1 Cup)
  No salt added chicken broth 500 Milliliter (2 Cup, Pc Blue Menu)
  Chopped fresh tarragon/Parsley 15 Milliliter

1. Heat large frying pan over medium heat; cook bacon for 2 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, or until browned. Using slotted spoon, transfer to slower cooker, leaving pan on medium heat.

2. Remove skin from chicken thighs and discard. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Add to frying pan; cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, turning once, or until brown and crispy. Transfer to slow cooker. Add mushrooms, shallots and garlic to pan; cook, stirring often, for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned. Transfer to slow cooker.

3. Pour wine into frying pan. Bring to a boil, stirring to scrape up browned bits. Pour liquid into slow cooker along with chicken stock. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 8 hours or until chicken is tender when pierced with tip of sharp knife.

4. Using slotted spoon, transfer chicken and vegetables to a serving bowl; tent loosely with foil to hold warm. Transfer cooking liquid to a saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil over medium-high heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until reduced by half. Pour juices over chicken. Serve sprinkled with tarragon.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Slow Cooked
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
270 Minutes
Ready In: 
290 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 558 Calories from Fat 160

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.1%

Saturated Fat 5.3 g26.6%

Trans Fat 0.3 g

Cholesterol 277.9 mg92.6%

Sodium 711.1 mg29.6%

Total Carbohydrates 12 g3.9%

Dietary Fiber 0.76 g3.1%

Sugars 1.6 g

Protein 72 g143.8%

Vitamin A 13.2% Vitamin C 9.1%

Calcium 11.6% Iron 29.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin Recipe