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Slow Cooker Chicken in Red Wine

Slow Cooker Chicken in Red Wine

Date Added: 28/05/2012


Slow cook process usually allows better distribution of flavors in many recipes and tenderized even the cheapest and toughest meat! Try this slow cooker chicken in red wine recipe, it's easy to make and you can it leave unattended all day while it's cooking! 

*Slow cooker is needed for this recipe

 

Ingredients:

 

6 slices                       Bacon

8                                   Boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 lb)

1 bag (16 oz)             Ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots

8 oz                             Tiny pearl onions

1 tsp                            Salt

1/4 tsp                        Pepper

1 tsp                           Dried thyme leaves

2 cloves                     Garlic, finely chopped

2                                  Dried bay leaves

1 1/4 cups                 Dry red wine

3/4 cup                       Chicken broth

1 lb                             Fresh small whole mushrooms

2 tbsp                        Gold Medal® all-purpose flour

2 tbsp                        Cold water

2 tbsp                        Chopped fresh parsley

 

Method:

 

1. Line microwavable plate with microwavable paper towel. Add bacon; cover with paper towel. Microwave on High 3 to 5 minutes or until crisp. Crumble bacon.

 

2. Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place chicken in cooker. Add carrots, onions, bacon, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, bay leaves, wine and broth.

 

3. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.

 

4. Skim any fat from surface of chicken mixture. Stir in mushrooms. In small bowl, mix flour and water; stir into chicken mixture. Stir in parsley.

 

5. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 30 minutes longer or until mixture is thickened. Remove bay leaves before serving. Sprinkle with remaining chopped parsley.

 

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