Ah, simplicity.  I love it.  I crave it on busy weeknights.  I can’t live without it when I’m at a loss for what to get on the table during the week. My trusty crock pot makes life, and dinner, so darned simple.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love the detail and effort that goes into certain dishes.  The pouring over ingredients, the careful measuring of amounts and portions.  The impeccable plating and presentation involved in that “wow” moment when the meal hits the table.  It’s divine.

When someone else is doing it.

I love spending time on certain dishes, but not every night of the week.  But I also believe that this inclination to embrace simplicity doesn’t mean we should have to give up on bold flavors and impressive meals for the sake of what they are–good food.

Crock Pot Red Wine ChickenThat’s why my crock pot is my most-used, most-loved, and most-featured kitchen tool in the kitchen and on this blog.  I adore that I can spend just a little prep time getting the right ingredients together and then letting the crock pot do all the work.  Sigh.  It’s perfection nearly every single time.  And this chicken dish is an absolutely perfect example of that simplicity shining bright.  Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken is a dream to make, and a pleasure to eat.

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Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken
Crazy Simple Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken
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This Red Wine Chicken recipe, like nearly all others that are made in my adored crock pot, is a hearty and warming weeknight meal that is a cinch to make, and is a crowd pleaser every time. Take that, overly-complicated meals! Crazy Simple Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken to the rescue!
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken
Crazy Simple Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken
Print Recipe
This Red Wine Chicken recipe, like nearly all others that are made in my adored crock pot, is a hearty and warming weeknight meal that is a cinch to make, and is a crowd pleaser every time. Take that, overly-complicated meals! Crazy Simple Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken to the rescue!
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
6-8 hours
Instructions
  1. Wash & dry the mushrooms. Slice the carrots, onions & celery into similar-sized pieces. Peel and crush the garlic cloves.
    Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken Ingredients
  2. Place all of the ingredients except the wine into the crock pot insert, placing the herbs on top of the chicken.
    Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken
  3. Pour wine over the ingredients. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
    Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken Ingredients
  4. Serve with fresh veggies and a starch of your choice (um, hello mashed potatoes).
    Crock Pot Red Wine Chicken
Recipe Notes

No, seriously.  It's that simple.  And because this wonderful, flavorful any-night-of-the-week dish also makes a delicious jus (cooking liquid), serving this with mashed potatoes or parsnips or cauliflower (or a combination thereof, which I love) is the perfect way to catch that extra flavor on the plate.

Of course, serving this alongside the rest of the bottle of red wine is just the responsible thing to do.  After all, leaving it to possibly go to waste would be alcohol abuse.  And we don't do that, right?

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