Coq au Vin In Your Slow Cooker (French Chicken Stew)

Slow Cooker Stew Chicken: Coq au Vin

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Need a chicken stew for the slow cooker? Coq au Vin is a French classic. Using a whole frying chicken, bacon, brandy, red wine, pearl onions and herbs, we've turned this staple chicken stew dish into an easy chicken recipe! To give some background, slow cooking was a very important tenderizing method when this dish originated, and farmers used this method as a way to cook old chickens that could no longer breed. This dish is great at parties and is pretty easy to whip up, as it's just a slow cooker stew with some chicken. Give it a try!


  • ┬á 2 slices thick-cut bacon
  • ┬á 1 frying chicken, cut up in parts
  • ┬á 2 cups pearl onions, shallots or sweet onions
  • ┬á 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • ┬á 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ┬á 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ┬á 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • ┬á ┬╝ cup good brandy or cognac
  • ┬á 2 cup chicken broth
  • ┬á 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • ┬á Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

 To Prepare:

  1. Cook bacon in medium skillet over medium heat. Drain and crumble.
  2. Brown chicken quickly in bacon fat.
  3. Transfer and add all other ingredients to VitaClay® Pot.
  4. cover and set on the ÔÇťStewÔÇŁ setting to cook for about 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until chicken is tender.
  5. If sauce is too thin, you can thicken it a little with adding 2 tablespoons of flour dissolved in some water, add it to the pot and mix well. Let it cook for 15 more minutes or until sauce has thickened.
  6. Serve over rice, potatoes or just with rustic bread.

Yields about 6 servings.

Health Note: Chicken is a significant source of daily requirements of protein, niacin, B-6, B-12, vitamin D, iron and zinc. Ounce for ounce, skinless chicken is one of the lowest-fat meats around. Although breast meat definitely has the lowest fat content, even skinless dark meat is comparatively low in fat and high in iron and other essential vitamins and minerals. Plus, a good portion of the fat it does have is unsaturated ÔÇö the good kind of fat. Prepared the right way, chicken is low in calories, cholesterol and has no carbohydrates. Chicken is the perfect ingredient in todayÔÇÖs most popular diet plans.┬á Compared to popular cuts of steak, chicken (even with the skin on) has lower fat, and similar levels of protein, iron and minerals.

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