Slow-cooker coq au vin

Serves 4

  1. 8 5-7oz bone-in thighs
  2. 1 cup frozen pearl onions
  3. 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1in pieces
  4. 10oz crimini mushrooms, quartered
  5. 4tb flour
  6. 1tb tomato paste
  7. 2 cloves garlic
  8. 1/2tsp thyme
  9. 1-3/4 cups wine
  10. 2tb parsley
  • Sear chicken skin-side down in a 12in skillet for 7-10 minutes. Transfer to slow-cooker along with onions.
  • Reserve fat from skillet and render and crisp bacon. Set aside.
  • Reserve fat from skillet. Add back 4tb fat and cook mushrooms for 7 minutes. Add 5-8 for 1 minute. Add wine and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Add skillet contents to slow-cooker and cook for 4-6 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low. Reheat bacon and add with parsley. Serve.
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