Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms

Total Time
8hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse chicken; set aside.
  2. In a 4 or 5 quart crockpot place mushrooms, onion, and garlic.
  3. Place chicken pieces on top of the vegetables.
  4. In a bowl combine broth, tomato paste, wine or chicken broth, tapioca, dried basil (if using instead of fresh), sugar, salt, and pepper.
  5. Pour over all in crockpot.
  6. Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
  7. If using, stir in fresh basil.
  8. To serve, spoon chicken, mushroom mixture, and sauce over hot cooked noodles.
  9. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

We all really enjoyed this. I made this on the stove and used boneless chicken breasts. I used all chicken broth and didn't use tapioca. I also used the dried basil. I didn't put this over noodles but we all really enjoyed this. It cooked up nicely on the stove and I will be making it again.

bmcnichol May 12, 2011

Oh YUM! Cold grey day here on Long Island and this sounded so promising. Gotta tell ya, it didn't disappoint. Used 4 bonless thighs cut in half and 2 boneless breasts cut into thirds( it weighed 2 1/2 lbs). Cooked it on High for 3 hours,turned it off and then let it sit for the last half hour. Sauce was excellent! I would however throw in a bit more chicken while you're at it.

brennmi December 20, 2008

You've got to be kidding me - this was AWESOME!!!! I've made a similar recipe with beef, but until I saw this - it never occured to me you could make this with chicken. (Although - I'm going to try this again with beef because I think this is a better recipe) The sauce couldn't be more pefect. I did omit the sugar, because I'm trying to limit my sugar intake - and it didn't affect the recipe at all. Incredible recipe kintryqtpi! Thank you for posting this. I will def. be making this again!

Mimi Bobeck December 03, 2007