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Around the Kitchen Table
Chicken Merlot - Slow Cooker Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 20 mins
 
Course: Entree
Servings: 4
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
Ingredients
  • 1 pounds whole chicken cut up in pieces - skin taken off 3 1/2 -4, may be deboned
  • 1 in large onion - cut chunks
  • 16 ounces mushrooms -cut in half or three slices leave on the thick side
  • 3 carrots - peeled and sliced thicker cut than normal
  • 5 stalks celery - large dice
  • 1 ounces can cannellini beans drained and rinsed 16
  • 4 cloves garlic - whole
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 8 ounces merlot or red wine of your choice
  • 8 ounces chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. place chopped vegetables and cannellini beans in the bottom of your slow cooker
  2. add chicken pieces on top of the vegetables
  3. in a bowl whisk together tomato paste, wine, stock and spices then pour over chicken and vegetables
  4. Cover and cook on low for approximately 5 hours or high for approximately 2 1/2 hours
  5. remove vegetables and chicken after cooking and cover to keep warm
  6. pour all liquid from slow cooker into a saucepan and reduce by half until sauce is thick and clingy
  7. pour sauce over chicken and veggies and serve with rice, potatoes, pasta, or your favorite grain