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Slow Cooker Coq au Vin with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes…for cold fall and winter nights when you want a fancy dinner, but need something easy! All made in the slow cooker (including the potatoes), using simple, wholesome ingredients that you may already have on hand. This dish is rich, flavorful, and so delicious. Great for both a simple family dinner and upcoming low-key holiday entertaining.

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Looking back at this past week’s recipes, it’s clear that I am all about everything cozy right now. From Monday’s healthy bowl of warming ginger sesame noodles, to yesterday’s creamy french onion soup. All the cozy recipes! I blame the snow and frigid cold temperatures we’ve had this week. They’ve left me wanting to share my favorite cold-weather recipes.

Which brings me to this slow cooker coq au vin. It’s an all-in-one dinner, and it might just be one of my coziest recipes yet. It’s perfect for these cold, short, fall days.

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I love Coq au Vin. For the past three years, I’ve shared a new coq au vin recipe with you guys…and I wasn’t about to stop this year. Last year I made these quick-cooking coq au vin chicken meatballs, but this year it’s all about the low and slow coq au vin. It’s a little more classic, but with my own little twists and tweaks.

Coq au Vin is traditionally a French-style chicken that’s slowly cooked in red wine on the stovetop. Some recipes require four-plus hours of cooking, multiple steps, a good amount of ingredients, and a lot of hands-on time. That’s all great if we have the whole day to spend in the kitchen, but like most of you, time is always an issue. Meaning there’s just isn’t enough of it.

Enter the slow cooker. It’s been my best bud the past few months and I’ve been using it at least twice a week. This is the perfect dish to cook low and slow. The longer this simmers away, the better.

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This slow cooker coq au vin is easy, here are the steps.

First things first. This recipe looks longer and harder than it is. Honestly, it’s easy, but it does have a few steps in the beginning.

Why? Because I love to give you only the most flavorful recipes. And because I love an all-in-one dinner. Let me explain.

You want to start out by cooking the bacon, then searing the chicken and onion. Yes, this is first done on the stovetop before being added to the slow cooker. I know, what a pain, right? But trust me, searing the chicken will give you the best flavor. Can you skip this step? Yes, of course, but if you can make it happen, I’d sear the chicken first.

Once the chicken is seared, everything else goes into the slow cooker…

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Including the potatoes!

Look, I love a dinner that’s a complete ALL-IN-ONE. So I thought, why not cook the potatoes for the mashed potatoes in the slow cooker along with the chicken. I wasn’t sure if it would turn out, but guys, it worked, and it worked so well!

The key is to leave the skins on the potatoes, then place the potatoes on top of the chicken so that they’re not submerged in the wine. They’ll cook up as the chicken cooks and by the time the chicken is ready, the potatoes are soft and ready for mashing.

Simple – and requires one less dish and saves on time.

I mashed the potatoes with butter, two cheeses, and garlic. I kept them simple, but creamy, buttery, and delicious.

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A few notes.

It’s going to seem like a lot of wine to use, but trust me, it’s going to be great. The wine is the heart of the recipe, providing flavor while also helping to tenderize the chicken, so don’t skip it.

If you don’t love the idea of cooking the potatoes in the slow cooker, you can just skip it. We love the mashed potatoes with this dish, but it would also be great served over egg noodles or polenta!

And lastly, I’m highly recommending a side of crusty bread for mopping up that sauce…then maybe a glass of wine too. I know it’s only Thursday, but really the days all kind of blend right now. And wine with dinner is never really a bad idea.

And with that? Fancy Thursday night coq au vin? Promise it’s simple, it’s quick, it’s flavorful…and truly delicious.

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Looking for other slow cooker fall dinners? Here are a few ideas: 

Slow Cooker Braised Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken Tacos

Creamy Wild Rice Chicken Soup with Roasted Mushrooms

Slow Cooker Hearty Chicken Soup

Lastly, if you make this Slow Cooker Coq au Vin with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes. be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin with Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 547 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
  • 2 pounds bone in chicken breasts or thighs, skin on or off
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves, plus 4 thyme sprigs
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups cremini mushrooms, halved
  • 1 1/2 cups dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

  • 4-5 small Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1/2 cup whole milk or heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded gruyere cheese

Instructions

Slow cooker

  • 1. Rub the chicken with thyme and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon and reserve for later.
    2. To the skillet, add the chicken and sear until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet. To the same skillet, add the onion, cook 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and place in the slow cooker. Add the garlic, carrots, mushrooms, tomato paste, red wine, broth, and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the chicken, skin side facing up.
    3. Slice the top portion of the garlic head off. Poke holes in the potatoes using a fork and place on top of the chicken. Arrange the thyme sprigs and garlic around the potatoes. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. 
    4. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, remove the potatoes and garlic, let cool slightly. Continue cooking the chicken with the lid off to thicken the sauce slightly.
    5. Meanwhile, make the potatoes. Peel the potatoes skin away, they should slip right off. Add the potatoes to a bowl with the cream. Squeeze the garlic cloves out into the potatoes, using to your taste. Mash the potatoes and then add the butter and cheeses. Season with salt and pepper.
    6. Remove the bay leaves and thyme from the slow cooker. Stir in the parsley and reserved bacon. Serve the chicken and sauce over the mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot

  • 1. Rub the chicken with thyme and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Set Instant Pot to sauté. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon. If there's excess bacon grease, drain off all but 1 tablespoon. 
    2. To the instant pot, add the chicken and sear until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken. To the instant pot, add the onion, cook 5 minutes. Turn the instant pot off. Add the garlic, carrots, mushrooms, tomato paste, red wine, broth, and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the chicken, skin side facing up.
    3. Slice the top portion of the garlic head off. Poke holes in the potatoes using a fork and place on top of the chicken. Arrange the thyme sprigs and garlic around the potatoes. Cover and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Once done cooking, use the natural or quick release function. 
    4. Finish as directed above through step 4.

Stove-Top

  • 1. Rub the chicken with thyme and a pinch each of salt and pepper. Cook the bacon in a large braiser over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes. Remove the bacon and reserve for later.
    2. To the skillet, add the chicken and sear until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken, then add the onion, cook 5 minutes. Add the garlic, carrots, mushrooms, tomato paste, red wine, broth, and bay leaves. Season with salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Add the chicken, skin side facing up.
    3. Partially cover and cook over medium heat for 25-30 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
    4. Cook the potatoes separately. Serve as directed above.

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  1. Question:
    This looks really delicious.I have a six quart instapot. Do I just layer the chicken skin side up on top of the veggies and then the potatoes? Can I add a few mote pieces of chicken?
    I want this for thanksgiving.
    Thanks,
    Amy

    1. Hey Amy,
      Yes, that will work well for you! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  2. Made this on the stove top tonight. Great flavor. I would just make a few adjustments. I would prefer pearl onions. I will try 1 cup of wine next time. I would also think about adding 1 celery chopped.
    I served this over mashed potatoes with Parmesan and sour cream, butter and milk.
    It was delicious.

  3. I am considering trying this the slow cooker method but with a Dutch oven on the stove top on low. Any suggestions/tips for this? 🙂

  4. Hi there – do you think I could swap the potatoes with cauliflower for a low carb mash? If so, do you think I should adjust the cooking time of cauliflower? Thank you – looks delicious!

    1. Hey Michele,
      I would probably just cook the cauliflower mash on the side so that you can follow the recipe as is:) I hope this dish turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Melissa,
      I would recommend to just follow the stove top instructions using your cast iron pot. This will work well for you. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Courtney,
      I am thrilled this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for making it! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Polly,
      I would probably serve this with a glass of red wine, Cabernet Sauvignon would be great. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Rebecca,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe, I am so glad it was enjoyed! You could sear your chicken first. Have a great weekend:) xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    This was perfect! I made this in the instant pot, used an equivalent weight of small potatoes, used boneless skinless chicken thighs, did not sauté the thighs before adding them in and the dish was divine. Highly recommend this dish as it was an amazing instant pot meal. As for the potatoes, next time, I won’t use cream or all the cheese. The meal is so flavorful both these ingredients felt unnecessary. However, I would make the potatoes again as a side for another meal because they were so so delicious…the main just hid how special the potatoes were!

    1. Hey Courtney,
      I always use fresh grated parm. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  6. I’d like to make this in my dutch oven . I would follow the stove top instructions and cover and bake at low heat 325 or 300 ? for 2-3 hours …I won’t be putting potatoes in Dutch oven, I’ll just make them seperate. Do you think this would work ??

    1. Hey Vicki,
      You can do ahead and follow the stove top instructions:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    This was incredible. I omitted the bacon, and used the crock pot method. I also kept the skin on the potatoes (used small yellow). Great recipe to use for entertaining.

  8. In your picture, it looks like you put the bulb of garlic in the crockpot. Just want to clarify the amount and how you placed the garlic. Thank you! Can’t wait to make this!

    1. Hey Kaye,
      I did put the whole bulb of garlic in the pot, these instructions are in step 3. I hope you love the recipe. Let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    Fantastic comfort food, absolutely loved this!! I made this diary free by using dairy free butter, heavy cream, and cheese. It was absolutely fantastic, thank you for an excellent recipe!!!

  10. 5 stars
    Another insanely delicious recipe that warms you down to your toes. Waiting to eat this with the delicious smell permeating my entire house was TORTURE. I had my parents over for dinner and we all LOVED it. So much flavor! Wow!

    1. Hey Monica,
      You are adding the bacon back to the recipe in step 6. I hope you love the dish. Let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  11. Definitely one of my favorite slow cooker recipes. So easy to make and throw together, and such a delicious meal in the end!

    1. Hey Sarah,
      I am so glad this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a try! Have the best week. xTieghan

  12. 5 stars
    Better than any stew I have ever made! This dish is absolutely perfect for cold wintery weekends! All the flavors blend together beautifully – this will be a recipe I use year after year after year!

    1. Hey Caron,
      I am thrilled that you liked the recipe, thanks so much for giving it a go! Have an awesome week:) xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    This recipe is so good and makes the house smell amazing all day. Love that the potatoes are cooked in the crockpot, makes for an easy clean up! Also this made for excellent leftovers since the sauce thickened up a bit more the next day.

    1. Hey there,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe. That is so great the recipe was enjoyed! Happy New Year! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jessica,
      The recipe calls for 4 carrots, chopped:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  14. 5 stars
    Another amazing recipe!! I omitted the bacon and used my instant pot. It took longer than I expected for it to come to pressure, but it was worth the wait. I used my ricer for the potatoes so I didn’t even need to peel them-skins stayer in ricer! Definite keeper!

    1. Hey Kristin,
      Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try, I am so glad it was enjoyed! Happy New Year! xTieghan

  15. Hi!
    Can I make this in my Staub Cocette?
    Also, I made your crispy cheesy potato stacks for christmas dinner and they were devine!!
    Thank you so much!

  16. 3 stars
    Followed the recipe as written for the IP. The potatoes were awesome, but the chicken and sauce weren’t as flavorful as I would have expected. I also tried to cook down the sauce after pressure cooking, but it stayed watery, so I used flour to thicken it a bit. It ended up being ok, but it was a bit labor intensive for just an okay dish. The potatoes I would make again though.

    1. Hey Courtney,
      No it does not include the potatoes. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  17. 5 stars
    I loved this recipe!
    I thought this recipe was easy to follow and turned out incredibly delicious. This was the first time that I put potatoes in the crockpot to cook for mashed potatoes – a brilliant idea. I would bump up the number of carrots next time. I did also add in a few diced stalks of celery.
    I will absolutely be making this again!

  18. Hello! First, I want to say I love your recipes. I have both of your cookbooks, follow you on Instagram, and check your site weekly meal planning. I always have an HBH recipe on my weekly recipe list. 🙂

    All that to say, I would love to make this for me and my husband’s Christmas dinner. We will be doing our own little celebrating before (hopefully) heading to Ohio on the 24th to spend time with his family through New Years. Do you think I could make this and freeze the leftovers?

    Thanks for the advice!

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      Thank you so much for your kind message!! Sure, you could freeze the leftovers. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Holidays! xTieghan

  19. 5 stars
    OMG this is soooooo good! I felt like I should be on Top Chef after this recipe, but also it was so easy! Thank you for sharing!

  20. 4 stars
    This recipe seems lovely but here is one disclaimer based on my personal experience: many slow cookers are NOT very good at cooking out alcohol. My chicken tasted exactly like strong, dry, and bitter wine after cooking it for all those hours instead of having sweet subtle flavor (as the recipe intended). I thought I had done something wrong but found out (through much google searching) that lots of slow cookers can’t cook alcohol. It all made sense. Hope to try this again (either on a stovetop or by just omitting the wine if using a slow cooker).

  21. I made this last night for dinner. Amazing! The troops raved throughout the meal. I prepared it in the crock pot, following the recipe exactly. I was doubtful that the potatoes would cook this way, but they were perfectly soft and mashable after 5 hours. Bravo, Tieghan!

  22. The best way to describe this is serious high class but super easy comfort food. I doubled recipe and served with artisan bread sliced and baked in oven till crisp. Like a giant crouton and jammed it on top. Lol.
    Really great and I will make again…..like tomorrow.

  23. 5 stars
    This was delicious! My boyfriend said these were the bet mashed potatoes hes ever had. We used the entire head of garlic and do not regret it! Thanks for another delicious recipe!

  24. I’m looking forward to making this recipe tomorrow. If I add extra chicken should I adjust all the other ingredients proportionally? Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving. Thank you!

    1. Hey Lauren,
      Depending on the amount of chicken, yes! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions. Happy Thanksgiving! xTieghan

  25. 5 stars
    I did this in the Instant Pot tonight, and I decided to leave out the cup of stock, using just red wine (a nice fruity old vine Zinfandel) and it turned out great!

  26. 5 stars
    This was so delicious and very easy to make. I loved smelling the wonderful aroma from the crockpot. This is definitely a keeper.

  27. 5 stars
    This dish is delicious, chicken falls off the bone and the mashed potatoes in the slow cooker make it so easy! A new favorite. Thank you!

  28. 5 stars
    I used the stove top method and boneless skinless thighs and cheap cab sauv (target brand, $5). I was so worried this wasn’t going to turn out – should have used better wine, should have looked harder for bone in, skin on thighs, etc, etc… but it was incredible! It also got the boyfriends stamp of approval and I will definitely be making again 🙂

  29. 5 stars
    Making this tonight! I’m hoping to make cauli mashed potatoes instead. Do you think I could cook the cauli flower the same way as the potatoes in this recipe, by placing it on top of the coq au vin while it cooks? Can’t wait to try!! 🙂

  30. 5 stars
    So delicious! I will definitely make this again and again. This time I wish I hadn’t skipped right to the recipe and had looked at your beautiful photos and read the prep notes. I would have cut the carrots larger and used larger potatoes. (I did have trouble getting the skin off the potatoes- is there a trick?) I used half bone in, skin on breasts and half bone in skin on thighs and the flavor was so rich. Next time I might also go skinless. Thanks for another great recipe!

    1. Thank you Emily! I am really glad this recipe has been turning out so well for you! Thank you so much for trying it! xTieghan

  31. 1 star
    Really disappointing recipe. Cooked on low for 6.5 hours and the carrots and potatoes were half raw. The wine did not cook down at all and the sauce was extremely liquidy. The problem is not with my slow cooker – other recipes work fine.

    1. Hey Margaret,
      I am so sorry the happened to you, I haven’t had any other reviews like this for the recipe. I am wondering if you carrots and potatoes were not chopped small enough to cook? To thicken the sauce you can add a little cornstarch. I hope this helps for next time! xTieghan

  32. Delicious! And. the house smells so good. Thank you for this recipe, I look forward. to making many more of your
    dishes.

  33. 4 stars
    This is delicious! I really liked it but I do think it needs a couple of adjustments. For me, the potatoes did not cook evenly in the slow cooker. Parts of them were still a bit hard while the rest was super soft, so next time I would just boil them separately. I also wasn’t sold on the head of garlic being cooked in the slow cooker either, it didn’t leave the garlic very strong in flavor and I am a garlic lover. Also, when everything was done, I took all the chicken pieces out, added 2 tbsp cornstarch mixed with 3 tbsp cold water, and turned the slow cooker to high for a bit to thicken the sauce.

    1. Hi Ashley! I am sorry you had some trouble with this recipe. I hope it turns out better for you the next time you make it! If you have any questions, please let me know! xTieghan

  34. I just found your blog and I’m so happy with every recipe of yours that I’ve tried! I wanted to try one of your slow cooker recipes but I feel like they’re all too big for my 4 quart cooker. Is there a specific size that you’re writing all of these slow cooker recipes for? Would my 4 quart be way too small for this recipe?

    1. Hey Chelsea,
      Thanks so much for following along! My slow cooker is 7 quarts. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  35. 5 stars
    I made this recipe for me and my boyfriend a week ago, and we loved it. He grew up in France eating dinners like these so I knew it had to be just right 😉

    Only thing I couldn’t make work was the potatoes – they didn’t seem to cook right in the slow cooker, so I transferred them to the stove.

    I love slow cooker recipes, so please more recipes like these, maybe with lamb shanks or ham hock! These recipes are great for fall and winter 🙂

  36. 4 stars
    The chicken was fall off the bone tender, amazing!! I was disappointed by the potatoes though. I followed the receipe and cooked on slow for 6 hrs and the potatoes were still not completely cooked through, maybe i choose potatoes that were too big. Other than that, so tasty!

  37. Oh my goodness, this was delish! 😋 I lowered the time to 15 minutes because I used boneless chicken breasts. This method of cooking the potatoes was BRILLIANT. My whole fam loved it!

    1. Hey Claire,
      As stated in step 1 and step 3, you will cook this over medium-high heat. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  38. 5 stars
    LOVED making this! My chicken wasn’t thawed so I used the Instant pot! Thank you for providing the directions for all three methods of preparing this dish!
    I do think next time I’ll use the slow cooker. I didn’t have any problems but think I would like the chicken to cook all day long.
    Chicken had great flavor! You are right the instructions are long but it is not that hard.

  39. 5 stars
    Fantastic. Was worth the extra steps. Always a fan of a delish crockpot recipe. I could only find chicken breasts and they were still great, however next time i would cook them a bit shorter. I love everything I’ve made from you Tieghan!

    1. Hey Joanna,
      Yes, just follow the stove top instructions listed above:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  40. 5 stars
    This was an incredible recipe. The mashed potatoes were hands down the best I’ve ever had. Ever. The chicken was cooked perfectly and fell off the bone and a definite nice Friday meal to come home to already done and not having to do a ton to make a tasty meal.

  41. Another fantastic HBH recipe! I have made a lot of your recipes and everybody looks forward to them and raves about them! I think we could live on your recipes and never stray to any others! Keep up the deliciousness!

  42. 4 stars
    I made the instant pot version, and everything turned out great except for the potatoes. I would recommend cutting the potatoes in half if doing the instant pot version because the potatoes ended up not cooking completely. I had to finish the potatoes on the stovetop to cook them through all the way. Other than that everything tasted great!

  43. 5 stars
    I have this in the slow cooker right now 😉 I used russet potatoes rather than Yukon because I had two bags that needed to be used up before they went bad – hopefully it still turns out just as great!

  44. Hi!!! Would you recommend using chicken thighs or breasts?

    I’m making this soon for my family and I can’t wait! ❤️

    1. Hey Whitney,
      You can use either! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Courtney,
      You can add the bacon back in with the chicken. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  45. Tough times deserve comfort food! Hosted this tonight for a small group, and it was a hit!!! So delicious. Chicken fell off the bone. Clutch idea about potatoes. Yum all around.

  46. 5 stars
    *Chef’s kiss* After making countless Half Baked Harvest recipes, my new favorite phrase is: Tieghan can do no wrong. Made the Instant Pot version of this last night and just finished the leftovers for lunch. It is absolutely divine!! Fall off the bone chicken, so rich in flavor and as always, a very straightforward, easy to follow recipe. I was hesitant on the process for the mashed potatoes but they were just perfect and I was too impatient to wait for them to cool so I left the skins on which was great. I don’t think I can ever make plain old mashed potatoes again. All the flavors of this recipe together were just dreamy! Thank you for all you do to put amazing food in all of our kitchens! xo

    1. You are too sweet! I am really happy you have been enjoying this and other recipes of mine! Thank you so much Emmy! xTieghan

  47. 3 stars
    Rich and flavorful, chicken was delicious! (Bone-in, skinless thighs). But instructions need some work. I used the high temp slow cooker function on my InstaPot. After almost 5 hrs, potatoes were hard as a rock. Extra time, trouble and dishes to get an acceptable texture, but tasty. Added a flour slurry and sautéed for 10 minutes to thicken the sauce. For optimal results, you do need to do the same prep for all methods. Next time, I will just use the stovetop (or oven) method with the LeCrueset Dutch oven. Thicken sauce with flour and do the potatoes separately. Slow cooker maybe would have worked on low and longer cook time. Seems like a slow cooker recipe should use less liquid than the other methods

    1. Hi Connie! I am sorry you had some trouble with this recipe, but I am glad it ended up turning out well for you! Please let me know if there are any questions I can help with! xTieghan

  48. 5 stars
    Made this yesterday for my birthday dinner, second time I’ve made coq au vin, and omg it was AMAZING!! My friends insisted on the recipe and it was all gone by the end of the night. So flavorful. Only small difference was that instead of whole chicken pieces I used smaller cuts of chicken breast, and instead of regular bacon used bacon turkey as one of my friends doesn’t eat pork. It turned out incredible. The mashed potatoes, I just squeezed out the cooked garlic cloves, I didn’t bother mashing them, and they turned out fine, it was interesting having whole bites of whole garlic with the potatoes, it worked out super well:)

  49. This was FANTASTIC!!! My Hubby kept saying “Thank you for a Wonderful dinner”!! Even though I did not add the bacon, it was sooooo yummy! Thanks Tieghan!!!

  50. 5 stars
    This was so good! My family loved it. You have absolutely great flavors in all your recipes. We’ll be making it again soon. Thanks!

  51. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner last night with bone in skin on chicken thighs. I used some thick sliced pancetta in mine. Apart from that I made as this recipe on the stovetop. It was really tasty and the sauce was beautiful! For my potatoes, I roasted a garlic bulb while the chicken was cooking and then squeezed into my potato mix before mashing with the butter and cream. So tasty and I would definitely make again. Thanks Tieghan for your beautiful recipes from me in NZ!

  52. 5 stars
    Well I hate to tell you how many years ago I bought a slow cooker that never came out of the box !!! This recipe finally pushed me to give it a try and might I say … well worth it !!
    Flavors were great as always !!! And what a treat to have dinner ready and waiting !
    Thanks much !!

  53. Made this on a chilly, relaxing Sunday afternoon and it was a great meal. I used bone in thighs just to add more flavor and they fell off the bone. I made it in a slow cooker and it turned out great! Loved making the potatoes right in the slow cooker! Thank you!

    1. Sounds like amazing weather to enjoy this with! I am really glad this turned out so well for you! Thank you! xTieghan

    1. Hey Lindsay,
      Keeping the skin on the potatoes while cooking prevents them from falling apart. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  54. 5 stars
    I made this recipe last night and it did not disappoint! I don’t like mushrooms so I omitted them, the chicken was cooked perfectly and the flavor was amazing. The mashed potatoes were by far my favorite I have ever made. They were creamy, cheesy and delicious. The best part was having everything cooked in one pan and the crockpot, I’ll definitely be making this again.

  55. 4 stars
    I really liked the flavors but my sauce never thickened, I think the mushrooms need to be cooked before putting into the crock pot?

    1. Hey Heidi,
      Thanks so much for trying the recipe, I am sorry your sauce never thickened. The mushrooms do not need to be cooked prior to cooking. Did you adjust the recipe at all? Please let me know how I can help! xTieghan

  56. This is in the slow cooker right now. I hope it’s fantastic as I thought it was a LOT of work and a LOT of cleanup

    1. Hi Judi! How did this turn out for you? I hope well! If there is anything I can help with, please let me know! xTieghan

  57. 5 stars
    Made it yesterday (slow-cooker) and it was yummy! I sub the mashed potatoes for couscous/semolina (cooked separate at the end) and I added the bacon at the last stage to let it soak some of the wine sauce while reducing!

  58. This recipe was really delicious. I followed the recipe except omitted the garlic for the mashed potatoes and seasoned to taste. Thanks for a great slow cooker recipe. It felt hearty but healthy at the same time.

  59. Looove these recipes but it’s crazy that people leave reviews when they haven’t tried recipes. I read reviews to see how it went for us average folk and pick up added info.
    Thx Tieghan for the recipes!

  60. 5 stars
    I made this the day I received the email with the recipe I used bone in, skin on thighs – another keeper!!!

  61. Just curious….the recipe calls for 4 cloves of garlic but your pictures show a head of garlic. Looks delish. Can’t wait to try.

    1. Hey Lori,
      So I use the head in the crockpot, but for the mashed potatoes I wouldn’t go crazy with the garlic otherwise it will overpower them. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  62. 5 stars
    This was another excellent recipe from HBH, one that I will make again. It was a simple meal to put together, the house smelt wonderful while it was cooking and the potatoes were the perfect lush side.

    I unintentionally defrosted boneless/skinless chicken thighs (label your freezer food people!) and they were just fine although I will use the proper ones next time.

    Thanks for the recipe – it is an easy one but perfect for company.

    1. Hi Darcy! I am really happy this recipe turned out so amazing for you! Thank you so much for trying this one!! xTieghan

  63. 5 stars
    My family loved this, we used the instapot recipe and skipped the bacon!
    I have a power pressure cooker XL and I had to cook for 20 min as the potatoes weren’t quite done.
    My family loved it.

  64. This looks amazing! Is it possible to do this without the wine? is there something I could substitute? I’m hoping to make it for my girlfriend but she can’t have the wine. I love all your stuff, thank you!

    1. Hey Melissa,
      You can use beef broth in place of the wine! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  65. Looks amazing! Can I use frozen chicken thighs in the instant pot option? Also any recommendations for a mushroom substitute?

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      I always like to defrost my meat before using and you can just omit the mushrooms:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  66. 5 stars
    This looks amazing. I always appreciate that your recipes provide The option of The option of all three cooking methods. In this recipe white will be the difference in taste and texture/consistency of the crockpot versus the Insta pot. Any thoughts? We’re having it tonight I’m just trying to figure out how best to cook it.

    1. Hey Shelley,
      This recipe should taste the same with all cooking methods. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  67. This looks delicious! What do you do with the cooked bacon that’s been set aside? Does that get added back into the dish at some later point in time? And thank you for another coq au vin recipe!

    1. Hey Vann,
      You can add that back in with the chicken. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  68. 4 stars
    Used the stove top version. Only change I recommend is sautéing the carrots and mushrooms until the mushrooms start to release a little of their moisture. Then, add the tomato paste and cook it for a minute or two to develop the flavor. Then add the wine, stock, and bay leaves. The mashed potatoes were fantastic! I love coq au vin and this is the easiest recipe I have found that has all the flavor of the traditional recipe.

    1. Hi Elizabeth! I am so happy this recipe was easy and turned out so well for you! Thank you for trying it! xTieghan

  69. Question – I really don’t like mushrooms. I know they’re a classic coq au vin ingredient, but I just don’t like them at all. Would it be terrible if I omitted them, or subbed them for something else?

    Also, this looks incredible, and I think I’ll make it Saturday for a cozy Halloween dinner!

    1. Hey Rachel,
      You can simply omit the mushrooms:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  70. Totally making this next week! It’s getting cold in here in WI and i’m ready to use and abuse my crockpot! Would it be possible to sear the chicken the night before, put it in the fridge, and then throw everything (juices included) into the crockpot? I’d love to not sear chicken at 6am haha but KNOW that searing provides so much flavor.

    1. Hey Sarilis,
      That would be fine to do! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Either one is great to use! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  71. 5 stars
    I haven’t made it yet, but I’m giving it a 5 because I know we’ll love it! I love any kind of recipe that I can sock into the crockpot early in the day, and then not think about again until suppertime. And your recipes are always so special and delicious. (How it is that practically every day you post a recipe that makes me say: “Oooh I have got to make this!!” Seriously, your blog is my favorite.

    1. Hi Amy! I am happy you are planning on trying this and I hope it turns out amazing for you! You are too sweet!! xTieghan

    1. Hey Amy,
      I used bone in, but boneless works well too! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  72. Hi, how critical do you think the bacon is to the recipe? I don’t eat bacon but would still like to make this. Thanks!

    1. Hey Lisa,
      You can simply omit the bacon:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan