[private]Created by: Chef Keith Snow
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 17 hours
Recommended Beverage: Pino Noir from Burgundy
This old French classic is much easier than it sounds… Red wine tenderizes the chicken and gives it a beautiful color and the addition of the vegetables makes this classic a great meal. It’s so delicious and easy, you’ll be making it every week.
2 lbs chicken thighs
4 cups red wine
1/2 lb pearl onions peeled
1 lbs button mushrooms
3 ribs celery cut 1 inch pieces
3 medium carrot cut in 1 inch pieces
1 bulb garlic cut in half
5 sprigs rosemary
3 whole bay leaves
5 sprigs fresh tarragon
2 tbs fennel seeds
4 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup tomato paste
salt and pepper
1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place the chicken thighs in 3 cups of the red wine for 12 hours.
2. Remove the chicken from the red wine and place them in the crock pot. Discard the wine.
3. Add fennel seed, tomato paste, chicken broth, garlic, celery, carrot, bay leaf and one cup red wine. Let this cook for 4-5 hours covered on low.
4. After the chicken has cooked add remaining ingredients, turn heat to high and continue to cook for another hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.
Chef’s Notes: Slow cooker recipes like this one are so easy and having the house smell amazing when you come home is a wonderful thing.[/private]