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Best Chicken Merlot Mushrooms Recipe

Best Chicken Merlot Mushrooms Recipe


  • 2 1/2 to 3 lbs. meaty chicken pieces, skinned
  • 3 c. sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 c. chicken broth
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/4 c. dry red wine (such as Merlot) or chicken broth (I used broth)
  • 2 tbsp. quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 tbsp. snipped fresh basil or 1 1/2
  • tsp. dried basil, crushed (I used
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 c. hot cooked noodles
  • 2 tbsp. finely shredded Parmesan chees
  • e (I used the kind in a shaker)


Rinse chicken; set aside. In a 3 1/2-4-or 5-quart crockery cooker place  mushrooms, onion, and garlic.

Place chicken pieces on top of the  vegetables.

In a bowl combine broth, tomato paste, wine or chicken  broth, tapioca, dried basil (if using), sugar, salt, and pepper.

Pour over  all.

Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat  setting for 3 ½ to 4 hours. If using,  stir in fresh basil.

To serve, spoon  chicken, mushroom mixture, and  sauce over hot cooked noodles  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Makes 4 to 6 servings.  Prep time: 25 min.

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