Slow Cooker Coq Au Van

Slow Cooker Coq Au Van

By Terry Donley Published: March 1, 2018

  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 6 hrs 0 min
  • Ready In: 6 hrs 30 mins



  1. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until just crisp. Remove from skillet to a paper towel-lined plate.
  2. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of fat from the skillet. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken in the skillet, turning once, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer to a large plate.
  4. Add butter and mushrooms to skillet and cook until mushrooms begin to brown, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add onion, carrots, garlic, salt, pepper and cook until vegetables soften, about 8 minutes.
  6. Transfer vegetable mixture to slow cooker. Add chicken broth. Place chicken and any juices from plate and bacon on top of vegetables.
  7. Add wine, thyme sprigs and pearl onions. Cover and cook on low for 5 ½ hours.
  8. *For a thicker sauce, mix in 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1-2 tablespoons water until smooth and no lumps. You may want to remove chicken before mixing in cornstarch mixture.
  9. Add chicken back and continue to cook on high for 1 more hour.