Coq Au Vin Crockpot
An excellent rendition of Coq au Vin - chicken cooked in red wine for the crockpot. The sauce is packed with layers of flavor, perfectly balanced and the chicken was fall apart tender.
scallions, spring or green onions
baby or mini sized
Chop white part of green onion only.
Sauté bacon and chopped onion in large fry pan until bacon is crisp.
Transfer to crock pot. Wash chicken. Pat dry. Add to pan.
Season with salt and thyme.
Brown on all sides.
Transfer to crockpot. Peel whole onions. Cut a small cross in root end of each.
Brown in remaining drippings. Add to crockpot.
Pour wine into frypan, stir to loosen brown bits.
Add chicken stock. Stir until dissolved. Pour over chicken. Add garlic. Cover.
Cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Slice mushrooms. Sauté in butter.
Add to chicken. Turn heat on HIGH, when juices bubble, stir in cornstarch and water which have been blended together.
Cook until thickened. Sprinkle with parsley.