Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Crockpot Coq Au Vin


I love Coq Au Vin. It is originally a French recipe that means "rooster with wine."  My first recipe had "cream of x" soup in the ingredients, and I had to scrap it when we when dairy free.  I was sad.  Then I found a Coq Au Vin recipe on http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/.  (If you have never checked it out you should!) It is a great recipe, but I switched a few things for our family's taste.  The nice thing about this recipe that can be altered much like a soup.  No fresh garlic in the house?  Use garlic powder.  Not enough wine?  You can add extra chicken broth.  I love the fact that I can use frozen chicken breast (especially on the days I forget to take meat out of the freezer the night before!) Here is how we like it:

4 frozen chicken breast
6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
1 cup baby carrots
1/4 cup chopped yellow onion
3 cloves chopped or minced garlic
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 cup cheap white wine
1/2 tsp ground thyme

Put all of the ingredients into the crockpot.  Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta. So easy and so flavorful! 

This post was linked up at http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/ and http://mizhelenscountrycottage.blogspot.com/ and http://www.realfoodfreaks.com/ and http://allthesmallstuff-cole.blogspot.com

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tara,
    What a great idea to put the Coq Au Vin in the Crockpot and your recipe looks awesome. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen