Red Wine Slow Cooker Chicken

This recipe doesn’t really have a good origin story. I had a little over half a bottle of wine that we didn’t really like enough to finish, but it was good enough to cook with. I asked around twitter for people’s favorite way to use up red wine in cooking and got back essentially three answers from assorted people: coq au vin, beef burgundy and spaghetti sauce. I did some googling and this is what I came up with. I didn’t actually look at any recipes the day I made it, so I don’t think it is directly copied from anywhere, but I might have absorbed one by osmosis or something.


Red Wine Slow Cooker Chicken

  • one whole chicken, cut in to parts (confession: I buy whole cut up ones. I don’t like cutting up whole, raw birds)
  • half to two-thirds bottle of red wine suitable for cooking. (This was a merlot)
  • 10 Button Mushrooms, cleaned with stems removed
  • One medium onion, peeled and quartered
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. Put onions and mushrooms in the bottom of the slow cooker and then put the chicken pieces on top of that.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. (I just sprinkled some salt and then did maybe 4 or 5 grinds of pepper)
  3. Pour wine into the slow cooker and add water until it comes up at least 2/3 of the way.
  4. Cook on low for 3 hours, then open up and move the chicken around a bit, making sure new pieces are completely submerged.
  5. Cook on low and additional 3 hours until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees

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11 Responses to “Red Wine Slow Cooker Chicken”

  1. wendy says:

    I’m emailing this post to Kayin, who is currently our family chef. Looks tasty!

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    wendy Reply:

    Hi! Yesterday I searched for “chicken and red wine slow cooker” and the internet reminded me of this post. It’s in the works now. I’m looking forward to dinner and I’m feeling compelled to share this video with you, “All The Comments on Every Recipe Blog”
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  2. Mommy Boots says:

    This looks so freaking good I can’t even stand it.

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  3. Veronica says:

    Ahhh this is a great recipe. I love cooking with it but never thought about it in the slow cooker. Oh and I hear you on the cutting up. No thanks! Thank you for sharing. This is a great Fall meal.

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  4. Allie says:

    Great simple recipe. This looks so good! Hopefully I can try it soon!

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  5. Grace says:

    Nice recipe. I’m on a similar track. Figuring out what to do with some red wine and cherry jam. Combined both. Put onions in the bottom of the crockpot, added chicken cut up, poured secret sauce over all. I hear that you can combine just about anything in the fridge that you need to use up to make at least 1-cup of a sauce to use in the crockpot with great success.

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  6. Marcy says:

    So glad to see this turned out since I am currently doing almost the exact same thing with some wine here. I stuck it all in the crockpot and THEN decided to look it up. Virtually the same ingredients.

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    Amy Reply:

    I do that all the time. Hope yours was great!

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  7. Sandra says:

    I love this recipe. It is currently 10 degrees above zero in Denver. Cold weather and a hearty chicken dish are exactly what thus day calls for. I added an entire head of roasted garlic.

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