Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Coq Au Vin


4 slices thick-cut bacon
2 C. pearl onions
1 C. sliced button mushrooms
2 carrots, sliced thick
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. fresh basil
1/2 tsp. black pepper
6 boneless chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs.)
1/2 C. dry red wine
3/4 C. chicken broth
1/4 C. tomato paste
1/4 C. all purpose flour

Cook bacon in medium skillet over medium heat. Drain and crumble. Layer ingredients in crock-pot in the following order:

onions
bacon
mushrooms
carrots
garlic
thyme
pepper
chicken
wine
broth

Cover and cook on LOW 6-8 hours. Remove chicken and veggies. Cover to keep warm. Ladle 1/2 cup cooking liquid into small bowl; allow to cool slightly. Turn crock-pot to HIGH & cover. Mix reserved liquid, tomato paste, and flour until smooth. Retun to crock-pot; cover and cook 15 minutes.

*Serve over egg noodles.

NOTE: Serves 6.

3 comments:

Lori4squaremom said...

Ginger, this sounds great, but what are pear onions? I've never heard of them.....can you show a picture so that if they are called something else here I will know what they are? I'm going to be stocking up on chicken pieces this weekend (they are on sale at several different stores) and this sounds like something our family would really enjoy! I'll be adding it to our menu for the weekend.....as soon as I figure out what pear onions are :) Thanks!

Blessings,
Lori

Ginger said...

Heehee. I meant to correct that typo. PEARL onions. Sorry bout that!
Thanks for pointing that out. Very helpful comment. :)

Lori4squaremom said...

Oooooh, I can't believe I didn't make that connection! But I'm glad that it wasn't something we can't get here in CA :) I can get pearl onions :)

Do you have any handy tips for peeling those silly little things? I have such an apprehension about using them because they are not the easiest thing to peel. Any hints?

Blessings!
Lori