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Julia Child put Coq au Vin on the menu of many Americans households back in 1961 when her famous “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” was published. She often featured it on her PBS show, and this French braised chicken and wine dish became an entertaining “go to” for anyone trying to impress.
It is a remarkably easy dish and we make it even easier in a slow cooker as they are ideal for braising. Slow cooking chicken on the bone creates an irresistible tenderness and deepens the flavor of the chicken. No need to marinate the chicken in wine, it does that on its own while slowly cooking.
In a skillet, cook the bacon first, then sear off the chicken before adding all ingredients to the crock. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice for the perfect Julia inspired meal.
Slow Cooker Coq au Vin
4 slices thick-sliced bacon, cut in pieces
3 pounds chicken drumsticks and thighs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups chicken stock
2 1/2 cups red wine
4 large carrots, peeled and cut in 2-inch pieces
1 package (8 oz.) baby portobella mushrooms, quartered
1 package (12 oz.) frozen pearl onions
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
Mashed potatoes, optional
Fresh thyme, optional
In large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Place bacon in slow cooker crock. Combine 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in resealable plastic bag. Shake a few pieces of chicken in bag at a time to coat with flour mixture; set aside.
Wipe out skillet and add vegetable oil.
In same skillet over medium-high heat, cook chicken until browned on all sides.
Add chicken stock and red wine to bacon in crock. Whisk in 1/4 cup flour until blended. Add chicken, carrots, mushrooms, onions, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 3 to 4 hours or LOW for 5 to 6 hours or until chicken is tender.
Remove bay leaf and serve over mashed potatoes granished with fresh thyme, if desired.
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The Stovetop-Safe Programmable Slow Cooker
makes preparing a delicious family dinner easy. For starters, it comes with die-cast aluminum cookware that goes right onto the stovetop for easy browning and sautéing. After that, creating a flavorful meal ahead of time is a simple matter of adding the other ingredients and setting the time and temperature.
It is easy to get caught in a food rut. We make the same things over and over again. But you can have variety without a lot of effort. Here are five of our favorite ways to make different but delicious chicken dishes in the slow cooker.
It’s creamy, chunky, and topped with bacon. Does it take any more convincing? This chicken and corn chowder is great for a weeknight meal or when entertaining on game night.
Pasta is always my go to dish, and this hearty dish is definitely a great cold weather meal. Toss the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning and come home to a hot, delicious meal with tender veggies and chicken cooked to perfection. Serve over spaghetti for the ultimate Italian meal.
Enjoy a mid-week fiesta with this cheesy chicken recipe. Flavorful and slightly spicy, this Mexican slow cooker dish is easy to pair with rice, refried beans or your favorite chips and salsa.
If you’re looking for a hearty bowl of comfort, this is it. Chicken and sausage simmer in a chicken broth blended with garlic, carrots, onions and celery to create a flavorful base for superfoods kale and beans. Served with crusty bread, it’s a meal in itself.
Our cold weather cooking philosophy is to find comfort and warmth in the foods you eat. Beef pot roast falls into this line of thinking but we challenge you to try this traditional meal with a twist. Use chicken instead of beef. It’s tender, succulent and downright comforting.
Your slow cooker makes economical cuts of meat – like beef brisket – unbelievably tender. That’s why it’s the perfect way to make these French dip beef sandwiches. We tested multiple methods of getting the most flavorful brisket from the slow cooker. This recipe uses beef stock, onion soup mix, Worcestershire sauce and few other ingredients to really bring out the deep, robust flavor of this classic sandwich.
We prefer piling the brisket high on a hoagie roll and topping with provolone cheese and a few of the cooked onions from the slow cooker crock. A quick trip under the broiler melts the cheese and gives the bread a nice toasty crunch.
And of course, no French dip is complete without a side of the juice for dipping. You might need a few extra napkins.
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
3 cups beef broth or stock
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 package (1.4 oz.) onion soup mix
1 bay leaf
3/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 to 4-pound beef brisket
1 large sweet onion, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 crusty rolls, sliced in half lengthwise
In slow cooker crock, combine broth or stock, Worcestershire sauce, onion soup mix, bay leaf and black pepper.
Add brisket, onion and garlic to broth mixture.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or LOW 7 to 8 hours.
Remove meat from slow cooker. Let stand on a cutting board 10 minutes before thinly slicing. Discard bay leaf from broth and set slow cooker to WARM.
Serve sliced beef in rolls with onions and a side of broth (au jus).
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September is National Rice Month, and we couldn’t let it pass without saluting one of the most versatile grains found on plates worldwide. Below are some of our most popular rice-centric recipes.
Each of these tasty meals can be made with the help of a rice cooker. There’s no better way to achieve fluffy, perfectly cooked rice than with this amazing appliance. And don’t forget – rice cookers aren’t just for rice. You can also cook beans, steam vegetables, simmer soup or even make a creamy macaroni and cheese.
Slow Cooker Beef with Broccoli