Friday, 13 December 2013

Guest Post - Mellissa's Coq au Vin recipe

Hi, I'm Mel and I blog at I have been asked by the lovely Helen to guest post on her blog. Recently I have bought a slow cooker and it has been invaluable in producing delicious warming meals that are very cost effective. Here is my take on Coq Au Vin. 

Coq Au Vin


2 leeks
3 carrots, sliced
2 sticks celery optional
salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 slices bacon 
2 tbsp plain flour
4 whole chicken legs, or 8 chicken thighs
few sprigs fresh thyme, or 1 tsp dried
2 chopped garlic cloves
1 tbsp tomato ketchup
300ml/½pt red wine
100ml/3½fl oz chicken stock
150g/5½oz button mushrooms, cut in half


Put the leek, carrots and celery into a slow cooker, and season with salt and pepper. 
Fry the bacon until crispy add to slow cooker.
Coat the chicken in flour and add salt and pepper.
Fry the chicken in some oil until browned.
Put the chicken on top of the vegetables in the slow cooker and add thyme.

Add a little more oil to the frying pan if needed, then add the garlic.
Cook for a minute, then add the wine and ketchup and bring to the boil.
Add the stock, return to the boil, season with salt and pepper, then pour over the meat and vegetables. 

Cover with the lid then cook on low for six hours, until the chicken is tender.

Serve with roast potatoes, green beans and broccoli. Enjoy!
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  1. I love Mellissa's Slow Cooker recipes. This one looks delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

    1. They are great aren't they and so simple but tasty :-) X

  2. Thanks for posting Helen I hope you and your readers will try it out!

    1. Indeed it looks so yummy :-) Thanks for a lovely recipe X

  3. I'm a veggie but I love the idea of getting a slow cooker one day :)

    1. I think they are ever so useful, thankyou for your comment X

  4. That sounds lovely. Couldn't live without my slow cooker! :)

  5. I love my slow cooker,it's the lazy chef's dream gadget! My family have no idea how little effort I put into their meals! :-D x

  6. I've never had coq au vin, love cooking in slow cooker though very convenient

    1. Absolutely! Really useful to have :-) X


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