Slow-Cooker Chicken in Red Wine (Cooking for Two)

Chicken, carrots and mushrooms simmer in a rich red wine sauce. Perfect for cold days!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 4 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 4
 

Ingredients

3
slices bacon
4
boneless skinless chicken thighs
1
cup ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1/2
cup frozen pearl onions
1/2
teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1
dried bay leaf
2/3
cup dry red wine
1/3
cup Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1
cup fresh small whole mushrooms
1
tablespoon all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon cold water
1
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Line microwavable plate with microwavable paper towel. Add bacon; cover with paper towel. Microwave on High 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp. Crumble bacon.
  • 2 Spray 1 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in cooker. Add carrots, onions, bacon, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, bay leaf, wine and broth.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High 4 to 5 hours.
  • 4 Skim any fat from surface of chicken mixture. Stir in mushrooms. In small bowl, mix flour and water; stir into chicken mixture. Stir in parsley.
  • 5 Cover; cook about 30 minutes longer or until mixture is thickened. Remove bay leaf before serving.
  • 1 Line microwavable plate with microwavable paper towel. Add bacon; cover with paper towel. Microwave on High 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp. Crumble bacon.
  • 2 Spray 1 1/2-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in cooker. Add carrots, onions, bacon, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, bay leaf, wine and broth.
  • 3 Cover; cook on High 4 to 5 hours.
  • 4 Skim any fat from surface of chicken mixture. Stir in mushrooms. In small bowl, mix flour and water; stir into chicken mixture. Stir in parsley.
  • 5 Cover; cook about 30 minutes longer or until mixture is thickened. Remove bay leaf before serving.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

This robust chicken dish, known as Coq au Vin in France, gets its wonderful flavor and rich color from the red wine and bacon. It is usually prepared with bone-in chicken pieces, but we found that boneless chicken thighs work best in the slow cooker. The chicken becomes very tender and will fall apart into pieces for easier serving.

If you prefer not to use red wine, you can still make a delicious chicken dish your family will love. Just add extra chicken broth in place of the wine.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
1140mg
1140%;
Total Carbohydrate
19g
19%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
37g
37%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
210%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 4 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.