Coq Au Vin Slow Cooker Style
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.Advertisement
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.
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.
Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.