Simple Slow Cooker Coq au Vin
Simple Slow Cooker Coq au Vin



  • 400g shallots, peeled
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100g smoked bacon lardons
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 4 x chicken thighs
  • 4 x chicken drumsticks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 300ml red wine
  • 100ml chicken stock
  • 150g mushrooms, halved
  • Place the carrots, celery, and peeled shallots into your slow cooker, and season well. Fry the lardons for 10 mins or until crisp and golden, and add them to the cooker, too. Meanwhile, toss the chicken pieces in the flour and season, and fry in the leftover bacon fat in the pan for 5 mins on each side. Place in the slow cooker, and scatter with the bay leaf and thyme.
  • Add the tomato purée and garlic to the frying pan, and cook for a minute. Pour in the wine and leave to bubble for 2 mins, then add the stock and bubble for 2 mins more. Season again, and pour the lot into the slow cooker, and cook on low for 6 hours. Just before serving, fry the mushrooms in the pan until golden, and scatter over the coq au vin split between 4 shallow bowls.
6 hrs
4 serving

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