You are here: Home » Recipes » Coq Au Vin from Delish Family Slow Cooker Coq Au Vin from Delish Family Slow Cooker Recipe by Our Cookbook Collection Yield 6 servings Prep 8 hours Cook This classic French dish is slowly cooked to perfection. PrintEmail Ingredients 20 -- spring onions or large scallions2 tablespoons olive oil6 strip bacon, sliced thinly14 ounces button mushrooms2 cloves garlic, crushed3 3/4 pounds whole chicken2 cups dry red wine2 medium carrots, chopped coarsely3 -- dried bay leaves4 sprigs fresh thyme2 sprigs fresh rosemary1 1/2 cups chicken stock1/4 cup tomato paste1/4 cup corn starch2 tablespoons water Instructions Trim green ends from onions, leaving about 1½ inches of stem attached; trim roots leaving onions intact. Heat half the oil in large frying pan; cook onions, stirring, until browned all over, remove from pan. Add bacon, mushrooms, and garlic to same pan; cook, stirring, until bacon is crisp, remove from pan. Cut chicken into 12 pieces. Heat remaining oil in same pan; cook chicken, in batches, until browned all over; drain on paper towels. Add wine to same pan; bring to a boil, stirring. Place chicken in 4½-quart slow cooker with onions, bacon, and mushroom mixture, carrot, herbs, stock, wine mixture, and paste. Cook, covered, on low, 7 hours. Stir in blended corn starch and the water; cook, covered, on high, about 20 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Season to taste. Tips: Use chicken pieces if you prefer, such as 6 thighs and 6 drumsticks, or ask your butcher to cut the chicken into 12 serving pieces for you. Use shallots instead of spring onions, if you like. Serving suggestion: Serve coq au vin over creamy mashed potatoes drizzled with some of the sauce; accompany with a green salad. Reprinted with permission from Delish Family Slow Cooker: Easy, Delicious Meals © 2012 by Hearst Communications, Inc., Photography by Ian Wallace.