Sunday, April 11, 2010

Simple Coq au Vin

This recipe was DELICIOUS!!!!! I've already made it twice and shared the recipe with all my facebook friends! And making a recipe with a french name automatically makes you a rock-star!! I got this from a book called "Crock Pot The Original Slow Cooker Crock Pot Recipes." I only made a few changes to the recipe which I added in parenthesis below. It really is perfect the way it is, but I just enjoy more onions and mushrooms in mine!

4 chicken leg quarters (I used 6 thighs)
salt and black pepper
2 Tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced (I used more!)
1 onion, cut into rings (I would use a large onion, or 2-3 small onions)
1/2 cup red wine (I used about 3/4 cup of Paisano from the big jug!)
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried basil
Hot cooked rice

Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat; brown chicken on all sides. Transfer chicken to Crock pot.

Cook and stir mushrooms and onion in same skillet 5 minutes or until tender. Add wine; stir and scrape bits from bottom of skillet. Add mixture to crock pot. Sprinkle with basil, thyme and oregano. Cover; cook on low 8-10 hours or on High 3-4 hours.

Serve over rice. Print Friendly and PDF


  1. My husband and I really liked this recipe.

  2. I'm glad you liked it! It's one of my absolute favorites! Happy Cooking!

  3. YUMMY!!!! Oh, and i used chopped portobello mushrooms; sooooo much flavor!!!