Don’t you love a meal that is made in one pot?
One pot to clean, one pot to choose and if you are really clever the same pot can be used for leftovers.
And we all know how clever you all are.
One pot meal are especially wonderful to stretch your grocery dollar too. My dish is pretty in the end-so pretty that you wouldn’t even guess that it was made with a $5.00 chicken. Yep, a fiver. Chickens go on sale (GREAT chickens-hormone and organic and cheap) every-so-often in my local grocery store and when I spot them I fill my freezer.
I decided to make a total classic called Coq au Vin (wine and chicken) but it’s not just a great one pot meal but I’ve made it even easier by putting it in my slowcooker.
I’ve actually used my slowcooker a whole bunch of times for this dish but it was my sister-in-law asking if it were possible that made me actually write it down.
I started with my cheapie chicken and I jointed it.
Never done this before? I’m working on a video to help you out with that.
Honestly, I just need to get over seeing myself and all my awkwardness on film.
Back to the treats though…
I’ve a bit of flour seasoned with salt and pepper and I dip my jointed chicken into it.
Everything else gets gathered up and ready for the slowcooker; juniper berries (REALLY good in most stews and smells like gin), garlic, bacon, thyme, cremini mushrooms and pearl onions. Why cremini? I really like these earthy mushrooms for their meaty taste and texture. If you can’t find them-don’t panic. White mushrooms will be just as great.
All the veg get popped into the slowcooker, bacon gets fried (keep the grease-you’ll use it in a second) and both stock and wine get added to the pot.
Take that floured chicken and fry it up. Throw it in the pot with everything else and cook on low for 6.5 hours. The flour that you coated your chicken in will thicken the sauce as it burbles away. Now slowcooker?
Just bake it (covered) in the oven for 3 hours at 350 degrees.
And here is what will be waiting for you…
A fabulous dinner the first night with a bit of bread on the side but even better the next day as leftovers.
Wouldn’t it also be the most perfect dish to serve to company? A dish that you can make, leave and enjoy spending time with your guests.
- 2 cups pearl onions
- half pound bacon brown (chopped into 1 inch pieces)
- 2 lb chicken (cut into pieces)
- salt and pepper
- 1 cup flour
- 3 cups wine
- 2 cups chicken stock
- three sprigs fresh thyme (1 tsp dried)
- 1 T juniper berries (slightly crushed)
- 2 cups cremini mushrooms
- 3 garlic cloves
- Toss chicken in flour. Crisp bacon in frypan (reserve the grease) and use the same pan to brown your chicken.
- Add all ingredients to slowcooker pot and set for 6.5 hours on low.
“Take the chill off” Chilis, Soups, and Starters
- Sweet Potato and Sausage Soup by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Eggplant Parmesan Soup by The Texan New Yorker
- Cream of Tomato and Tortellini Soup by Noshing With The Nolands
- Chicken Tortilla Soup by What Smells So Good?
- Korean-Style Short Rib Soup (slow cooker) by I Run For Wine
- Chicken Corn Chowder by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Spinach and Mushroom Tortellini Soup by Neighborfood
- Lasagna Soup by The ROXX Box
- Beefy Skillet Nacho Bake by The Weekend Gourmet
- German Onion Soup by Kudos Kitchen By Renee
- White Bean and Spinach Soup by Ruffles & Truffles
- Korean Oxtail Soup (Kkori Gomtang) by kimchi MOM
- Fall Squash Chili by Pescetarian Journal
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili by Alida’s Kitchen
“Put meat on your bones” Stews
- Brew Stewed Beef by The Foodie Army Wife
- Dr. Pepper Shredded Chicken (slow cooker) by girlichef
- Pepper Beef Stew by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Red Wine, Carrots and Tomatoes by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Fabulous French Cassoulet by Webicurean
- Slowcooker Coq Au Vin by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Claypot Braised Tofu by My Trials in the Kitchen
- Moroccan Lentil Ragout with Poached Eggs by The Wimpy Vegetarian
“Make room for seconds” Main Dishes
- Slow Cooker Hawaiian Kalua Pork by Shockingly Delicious
- Chicken and Dumplings by Hip Foodie Mom
- Spicy Tomato Pasta by Supper for a Steal
- Spicy Coconut Chicken Casserole by The Urban Mrs.
- Carnitas with Queso Fresco Enchiladas by Casa de Crews
- Slow Cooker Garlic and Herb Pork Chops and Veggies by Cookin’ Mimi
- Jambalaya by Country Girl in the Village
- Easy Oven Sweet & Sour Chicken by Momma’s Meal
- Asian Chicken Rice Pot by A distinguished palate
- Quick One Pot Red Beans and Rice by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Sweet & Sour Vegetarian Stir Fry by Foxes Love Lemons
- One-Pot Lentil Chicken by Small Wallet, Big Appetite
- Beef and Quince Tajine by MarocMama
- Cajun Rice and Beans by Growing Up Gabel
- Slow-Cooked Italian Beef Sandwiches by Juanita’s Cocina
- Sunday Supper Pork and Chorizo by Family Foodie
- Mediterranean Chicken Packets by The Dinner-Mom
- Easy Chorizo, Corn and Potatoes by Mama’s Blissful Bites
- Roasted Corn, Tomato and Broccoli Risotto by Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Quick ‘n Easy Asian-Style Quinoa by NinjaBaking.com
- Pan-fried Chicken with Bacon and Asparagus by Food Lust People Love
- Vegetarian Chipotle Tamale Pie by Curious Cuisiniere
- Turkey Sausage and Noodle Pesto by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- One Pot Coconut Rice Shrimp Pilaf by Sue’s Nutrition Buzzz
- One Pot Spicy Pasta by Mess Makes Food
“Can’t say no” Desserts
- Vegan Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pudding by Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Busy-Day S’mores Cake by Treats & Trinkets
- Mascarpone Pumpkin Cheesecake in the Microwave by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pie Spice Apple Crisp by Hot Momma’s Kitchen Chaos
- Flourless Almond Butter Cookies by Pies and Plots