Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin is an elegant French chicken recipe. The chicken is braised in a seasoned wine, mushroom, and onion sauce, and served with potatoes, pasta, or rice.
Cook the bacon and set aside to drain on a paper towel. If you want to do the extra step, you can brown the chicken in the bacon fat before adding it to the crock.
Place chicken in the crock. Add the bay leaf, onions, garlic, thyme, carrots, mushrooms, salt, and pepper.
Pour in the chicken broth, wine, and cognac.
Cook on Low for about 5 hours, or until chicken is done and vegetables are tender. Dark meat bone-in may take longer to cook. An instant read meat thermometer is a great tool to use to determine temperature. Poultry should be 165°.
Discard bay leaf.
Mix together the flour and butter until a paste is formed. Microwave for 10 seconds if not soft enough. Stir into the sauce with the chicken and vegetables.
Add the bacon and place lid back on. Cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.
Serve over hot cooked rice or mashed potatoes, cauliflower rice, or pasta.