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Coq Au Vin in Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin

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.

Course Dinner
Cuisine French
Keyword crock pot coq au vin recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 hours 50 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 454 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1/4 lb Bacon, cooked & chopped
  • 1 Cut-Up Chicken (or use 4 breasts or 6 thighs)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 8 oz Pearl Onions (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cloves Garlic, finely minced
  • 4 sprigs Fresh Thyme (or 1 tsp dried leaves, not ground)
  • 8 oz Baby Carrots
  • 16 oz Crimini Mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 3/4 cup Red Wine (or dry white)
  • 1/4 cup Brandy or Cognac (optional)


  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Softened Butter


  1. 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.

  2. Place chicken in the crock. Add the bay leaf, onions, garlic, thyme, carrots, mushrooms, salt, and pepper.

  3. Pour in the chicken broth, wine, and cognac.

  4. 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°.

  5. Discard bay leaf.

  6. 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.

  7. Add the bacon and place lid back on. Cook until thickened, about 10 minutes.

  8. Serve over hot cooked rice or mashed potatoes, cauliflower rice, or pasta.