Slow cooker coq au vin and colcannon

Hello Dear Reader,

My slow cookers were set to work on Sunday when I cooked for the week ahead. If you wanted, you can dismember a chicken and cook everything on the bone, which is lovely along with wrapping your own bouquet garni, shallots and lardons. As I didn’t have any if those I ‘ll share my cheap version instead.

1 pack of frozen chicken fillets from Aldi, it’ll have around seven small fillets.

1 diced large onion,

6 peeled sliced carrots

1 tsp garlic granules

1 tsp mixed herbs

1 cup of red wine – about 2€ a litre where I get it. 

1/2 pack of cooking bacon, about 250g

2 cups of water and 2 tubs of stock 

Stick the lot in the slow cooker, set to high and leave to cook for the day.

Gravy granules to thicken – add these after the hours required, about six, for this to cook.

When cooked, leave to cool or you could eat it straight away with Colcannon. There’s a theme here…….I didn’t have anymore bacon or any cream to make the proper recipe. Here’s my make do recipe.

Steamed greens, any will do as long as they are finely shredded. I spied a bag of Cavolo Nero, or black cabbage, in Aldi. It’s delicious.

Cook the potatoes and mash, mix in the greens.

Serve with anything you like.

This freezes well and can be reheated, either in an oven proof dish in a medium oven along with the defrosted coq au vin if you’re going to eat them together.

Yesterday, plastic bags and no setting, today…..a cheap but tasty alternative of a classic. It’s a real favourite of mine and as it’s becoming autumnal, it’s turning into casserole weather.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs xxx


8 thoughts on “Slow cooker coq au vin and colcannon

  1. It all looks absolutely delicious, but no matter what I do, I just can’t get to grips with my slow cooker! Everything comes out like wet string: chicken is inedible, beef the same, pork is awful. What am I doing wrong? I’ve gone back to cooking with the pressure cooker!


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