Coq Au Vin In The Slow Cooker – Get Fancy!

Make this fairly simple Coq Au Vin for dinner tonight. An easy way to get a delicious meal in the slow cooker.

I wanted to throw this Coq Au Vin recipe up on the site before we say goodbye to the cooler temperatures. Ideally you wouldn’t be eating this in the middle of the summer. The calendars say Spring is here in England. The daffodils are out and although the temperatures are still pretty cold, you can tell spring is on it’s way. Maybe not where you are, but indeed it is happening somewhere.

We had a great thread the other day in our Facebook group about what it looks like where you live, and we had everything from full on snowstorms to days at the beach. Got to love the diversity of the group!  

Make this fairly simple Coq Au Vin for dinner tonight. An easy way to get a delicious meal in the slow cooker.

The clocks have sprung forward and with the sun hopefully coming out now more frequent, we at Punky land hope that the sun has been coming out for you lately. 

This Coq Au Vin recipe is a hearty dinnertime dish that gives you an excuse to buy an extra bottle of red wine.  What’s that? You don’t need an excuse? Point taken. 

I love all things French, and so making this easy dinner meal and serving it with some crusty bread and of course a glass of wine is a perfect night in my book. I searched for a Coq Au Vin recipe in the slow cooker because using the crockpot these days is so important to keep my sanity. There is a little bit of prep to do before putting it in the actual pot, but it is minimal. I made a few tweaks. The real key is letting it cook allllll day. 

I would highly recommend using a bottle of French wine to add to the dish. Bordeaux is probably one of my favorite wines anyways so having the added bonus of drinking what is left over makes cooking worth it. Yes, the alcohol is cooked away so this is totally safe to feed to your kids. I am also positive they will love repeating Coq Au Vin over and over. 

Make this fairly simple Coq Au Vin for dinner tonight. An easy way to get a delicious meal in the slow cooker.


Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin
A change of pace to your normal crockpot recipes. Get fancy!
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2634 calories
57 g
1380 g
125 g
243 g
48 g
1761 g
2119 g
13 g
2 g
64 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2634
Calories from Fat 1120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 125g
Saturated Fat 48g
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 18g
Monounsaturated Fat 46g
Cholesterol 1380mg
Sodium 2119mg
Total Carbohydrates 57g
Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 13g
Protein 243g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  2. 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  3. 4 slices bacon, chopped
  4. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  5. 1 package white or baby bella mushrooms, quartered
  6. 2 carrots, chopped
  7. 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  8. 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  9. 1/2 cup chicken broth
  10. 1 1/2 cup red wine
  11. 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  12. Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Season both sides of your chicken with salt and pepper. Lightly coat chicken all over with flour and put aside.
  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until golden and just crisp, 2-3 minutes. Drain bacon on paper towels and set aside. Discard drippings and wipe out skillet.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in same pan over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned all over, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to plate and put aside.
  4. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter in same pan. Add mushrooms and cook until edges begin to brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add carrots, onions, garlic and salt and cook until vegetables just begin to soften.
  5. Transfer vegetables and broth to crock pot. Arrange chicken on top. Sprinkle bacon over chicken. Add wine and thyme. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours. Season with salt and pepper, then serve.
Adapted from Whole Foods
Adapted from Whole Foods
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Make this fairly simple Coq Au Vin for dinner tonight. An easy way to get a delicious meal in the slow cooker.

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Paula is an old school goth with a riot grrrl heart. Self-proclaimed #mamaboss at Punky Moms. Born in Miami Beach with a background in music business, she followed love and moved to the UK in 2012. She has one little boy named Oscar, a dashing English husband, and a furball terrier at home. She is trying desperately not to miss the Florida sun. You can follow her on IG @riotmthrrr

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