Love making this dish! It's super easy and looks fancy when it's done. I always seem to have open red wine on hand and making this is a great way to use it up! The chicken soaks up the red wine and bacon flavor and stays tender. Garnish with fresh parsley and a rosemary sprig and enjoy!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, cook chicken breasts in hot oil until browned on both sides, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Transfer browned chicken to a slow cooker.

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  • Cook bacon in the same skillet, turning occasionally, over medium-heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to the slow cooker.

  • Stir red wine, chicken stock, garlic, rosemary, bay leaf, salt, and pepper into the slow cooker.

  • Cook chicken mixture in the slow cooker set to Low until chicken is tender, 4 to 5 hours.

Cook's Note:

The best turn out I have found is to put the slow cooker on high and warm all the ingredients while the chicken and bacon are cooking. Turn to low when you put the chicken in. You can also add mushrooms and onions for a one and done meal.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

474 calories; 18.8 g total fat; 134 mg cholesterol; 411 mg sodium. 3.9 g carbohydrates; 47.5 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2015
Being a french trained chef and i just cooked the bacon and garlic in the pan then used the bacon grease to cook the chicken in and then deglazed the pan with the wine put in the croc pot with some lemon slices and rosemary and some tyme and some crushed garlic and turned out great. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2017
It was ok but I d stuck with a traditional cooking receipt next time for this classic French dish Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2015
Being a french trained chef and i just cooked the bacon and garlic in the pan then used the bacon grease to cook the chicken in and then deglazed the pan with the wine put in the croc pot with some lemon slices and rosemary and some tyme and some crushed garlic and turned out great. Read More
(49)
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2015
Being a french trained chef and i just cooked the bacon and garlic in the pan then used the bacon grease to cook the chicken in and then deglazed the pan with the wine put in the croc pot with some lemon slices and rosemary and some tyme and some crushed garlic and turned out great. Read More
(49)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2015
Easy considering what you are making. Great taste. I put 8 bone in skin on thighs in and I have dinner for four. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/02/2015
My suggestion is to cook the bacon first and then brown the chicken in the bacon grease. Leave about a tablespoon of the grease in the pan and deglaze with the wine scraping up all of the browned goodness. Then poor this into the slow cooker. This will give more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2016
I used a wine I didn't like and the chicken turned out quite good. The seasonings and chicken broth helped. I also used some very aged mushrooms cooked in butter for extra flavour. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2016
Turned out just okay. We skipped the bacon and only did 2 cups of wine because it was making SO much stew. Tried to thicken it up a bit with corn starch afterwards. Just was lacking some flavor maybe because I used dried rosemary. Would have to figure out a way to tweak it to increase flavor for next time. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2017
It was ok but I d stuck with a traditional cooking receipt next time for this classic French dish Read More
Rating: 1 stars
11/17/2016
Added onions and mushrooms rosemary and thyme. Cooked it 4 hours and it was done. However we did not like it at all. Maybe because I bought an inferior wine. Read More