Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Taco mix packet. Step 4 increase heat to high and place chicken skin side down into skillet. Cook the tomato paste until it is fragrant and begins to darken. Then stir in the garlic. Transfer the other half plus the rendered fat to the slow cooker with 2 cups of wine and the rest of the coq au vin ingredients except the flour butter and parsley.
Cook the bacon as usual reserving half for garnish. Heat a thick bottomed casserole dish on the stove add almost all the butter reserving a knob of the butter and the shallots. Add 250g chestnut mushrooms halved if large and fry over a high heat for a few mins until golden. Mix the diced bacon and button mushrooms into the coq au vin.
In a large dutch oven or a heavy bottomed pot with a tightfitting. Over a medium heat in a medium non stick frying pan heat the olive oil and cook the diced bacon in it for 30 seconds. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or even better overnight. Add the sliced onion and carrots to the pan and let them cook until the onion is golden brown about 7 8 minutes.
Add tomato paste and stir to coat vegetables then add flour and stir until vegetables are coated. Cook until just browned. Add the carrots onions 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper to the pan and cook over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes stirring occasionally until the onions are lightly browned. In a large bowl combine chicken wine bay leaf and thyme.
Place bacon in a large oven proof skillet and cook over medium high heat turning occasionally until evenly browned about 10 minutes. Push the vegetables to the side of the pan and add the tomato paste. I consulted recipes from several sources to make this one. Slowly pour in wine broth and brandy.
Add the button mushrooms and cook for a further 4 minutes. You can prepare coq au vin in a slow cooker by making a few tweaks to the basic coq au vin recipe. Cover lower the heat to a gentle simmer add the chicken breasts and cook for 50 mins 1hr. Add the bacon and.
Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate leaving drippings in the skillet. Step 9 just before ready to serve heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large non stick frying pan. Add the garlic to the pan and let it cook for 1 minute.