Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin
This French slow cooker recipe couldn't get any easier. As a rule of thumb, use a dry red wine that you'd enjoy on its own for flavor that you're guaranteed to love...and the perfect accompaniment to your meal.
Nonstick cooking spray
3 pounds chicken thighs, skinned
1 envelope (1/2 of a 2.2-ounce package) beefy onion soup mix
2 cups quartered fresh mushrooms
1 1/2 cups frozen small whole onions
3 medium carrots, cut into 31/2-inch sticks
1/2 cup dry red wine
Hot cooked mashed potatoes (optional)
Snipped fresh parsley (optional)
1. Lightly coat an unheated large skillet with cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Cook chicken thighs, several at a time, in the hot skillet until brown. Drain off fat.
2. Place chicken thighs in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with dry soup mix. Add mushrooms, onions, and carrots. Pour wine over all.
3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. If desired, serve with mashed potatoes and sprinkle with parsley.