Friday, December 2, 2011

Crock Pot Coq Au Vin (with variation)

1 fryer chicken cut into 8 serving pieces (or equiv. of bone in pieces)
1 Tblsp olive oil
1 med onion sliced (or 1 c pearl onions)
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp thyme
1 1/4 c (10 oz) chicken broth
1 c burgundy wine (or more chicken broth)
6 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
optional 10-12 very small new red potatoes with skin

optional: brown chicken pieces in oil
spray 5-6 qt crock pot
place onions, mushrooms, garlic and thyme in crock pot
add chicken, potatoes if using, broth (add all broth if not using wine), bacon and salt and pepper to taste
cover and cook on low 8 hours or high 4 hours
at the start of the last hour, if on low, turn heat to high and add wine

serve over buttered noodles


instead of chicken, use 2 pork tenderloins equaling about 3 lbs
follow recipe as above
serve over mashed potatoes


Until Next Time.....

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