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Chicken Merlot - Slow Cooker Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
5 hrs
Total Time
5 hrs 20 mins

Looking for that perfect week night meal? Using a slow cooker to make Chicken Merlot is not only easy, but a great way to allow flavors to build gradually during the slow cooking process.

Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: chicken dish, easy weeknight dinner, slow cooker ribs
Servings: 4
Calories: 655 kcal
Author: Chef Dennis Littley
  • 1 whole chicken (3 - 4 lbs)cut up in pieces - skin taken off Chicken 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
  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
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Merlot - Slow Cooker Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 655 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 175mg58%
Sodium 929mg39%
Potassium 1532mg44%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 8640IU173%
Vitamin C 19.1mg23%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 4.9mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.