Coq au Vin (Slow Cooker) Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Chicken

This is a recipe taken from a blog that I read quite often myself & helped me get started in learning how to eat Gluten-Free.  The Gluten-Free Homemaker.  (she has tons of wonderful easy recipes)  I linked it to her blog name, but I will paste the ingredients you need to get started here below.

Coq au Vin is a French dish which means “rooster in red wine.”  It is not traditionally a slow cooker recipe, but it adapts well to the crock pot.

The original calls for “Chicken thighs with bone and skin” for this recipe, I have tried it w/skinless, boneless chicken breasts & also with skinless boneless chicken thighs, either way, it’s delicous.

As in the original recipe, I also do not add the cornstarch to make it into a gravy.

Recipe: Coq au Vin (Slow Cooker)  *Below are your list of ingredients* for copyright reasons, I have linked this to the original blog post, recipe, but cannot include whole recipe here: *Sorry*  click the link Recipe: Cog au Vin (Slow Cooker)


  • 6 slices bacon
  • 8 chicken thighs with bone and skin (about 4 pounds)
  • 4 – 8 oz. small mushrooms (I used baby bellas)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 c. red cooking wine
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp. ground thyme
  • salt & pepper (approximately 1/2 tsp. each)
  • 1/4 c cornstarch+1/2 c. water (if desired)

This is a great meal to make in the morning when you know you’re going to have a busy day.  You come home, dinner is ready – love that!!  This is also absolutely great made ahead – freeze & thaw when desired, great time saver. The recipes I’m giving you this week are all very easy, healthy, uncomplicated & absolutely perfect for cooking ahead of time, freezing & having on hand when you don’t feel like cooking.  Try it, take your next day off & make all of these recipes, or a couple to try them out & save them for later.  I’m also trying to keep all the recipes easy to shop for, no exotic/scary ingredients, things you can get to in a pinch, or have on hand in your house already.  Happy cooking!!


2 thoughts on “Coq au Vin (Slow Cooker) Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Chicken

  1. I really appreciate your kind words, and I’m glad you like the recipe. However, blog content is copyrighted and should not be copied and pasted. You may include a quote from my post, but not the entire post nor the recipe. Thanks. 🙂

    • Linda, Very sorry I didn’t realize that at all. I have modified the post,please tell me if you find this acceptable. Your recipes are of great inspiration to me, when I was diagnosed in April I was completely overwhelmed, this year I am kicking off a gluten-free cooking business, delivering homemade gluten-free meals to my local community. Thank you for letting me know & hopefully I have resolved the issue. – Colette

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