Slow Simmered in a CrockPot®
You probably knew that Crock-Pot brand is the original slow cooker. They’ve been around for over 4 decades and are a beloved kitchen appliance in so many homes. I daresay it’s almost a required piece of kitchen equipment, especially for those of us with families and busy lives.
And, of course, they are ideal for comforting soups and stews, just like this coq au vin slow cooker recipe. I don’t know what I would do without my Crock-Pot!
Coq au Vin – rooster in wine sauce
The original Coq au Vin was a recipe for rendering the tough meat of a rooster into a tender, wine-braised stew. Of course, rooster isn’t available to very many of us these days. I wouldn’t have a clue where to procure such a thing.
Braising tough meat for a long period of time in wine truly has a magical tenderizing effect and is a common cooking technique around the world. I love Holland House’s Red Cooking Wine for a winter stew like this, as it enhances the rich flavor of the final product.
And using a Crock-Pot simplifies the whole process. You still want to brown the chicken pieces in a hot skillet, as it gives it better texture, and color. Then the wine can be used to deglaze the pan so you don’t miss out on any of the wonderful browned bits.
After that, everything goes into the CrockPot together to cook and meld and come together in one delicious meal.
Reducing the carbs in Coq au Vin
This classic French dish is typically made with flour, carrots, and plenty of pearl onions. To make a more keto-friendly version, I subbed the carrots for some zucchini and red pepper, and kept the onions to a minimum.
There you have it, friends. A classic comfort food dish made extra easy in the classic CrockPot. One taste and you will be declaring this Keto Coq au Vin a classic in your house too!
- 6盎司mushroomsquartered or sliced
- 1tbsp至mato paste
- 1small zucchinicut lengthwise and slices ½ inch thick
- Half medium red pepper切成1个英寸片
- ½tspglucomannan or xanthan gum可选的
In a large skillet, cook the bacon until crisp, 4 to 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon transfer the bacon to the Crock Pot, and remove all but 1 tbsp of the bacon grease from the pan.
帕特鸡用盐干燥季节and pepper. Add the chicken thighs, skin side down, and cook undisturbed for 4 minutes, to brown the skin. Transfer to the Crock Pot.
Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.