Slow-cooked goodness: Chicken pot au feu, bread pudding

Chicken pot au feu may sound fancy, but it's actually an easy and delicious dinner that can be whipped up in just a few simple steps. The literal translation of this French dish is "pot on fire," and it involves simmering meat and vegetables together and creating a flavorful broth.

Here, cookbook author and entertaining expert Katie Lee shares her tips for preparing this entrée and pairing it with a fall bistro salad and a bread pudding that's also made in a slow-cooker.

Chicken pot au feu

Ingredients

    • 1 (3- to 4-pound) whole chicken, cut into 8 pieces
    • 1 tablespoon canola oil
    • 1 medium onion, sliced
    • 8 red-skinned new potatoes, halved
    • 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces on the diagonal
    • 3 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces on the diagonal
    • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
    • 2 teaspoons fresh minced thyme
    • 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
    • 1 cup dry white wine
    • 1 zucchini, cut into thin 1 1/2-inch sticks
    • Kosher salt and black pepper
    • Minced flat leaf parsley, for garnish

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Bistro salad
Servings:

Serves 4. Prep time: 15 minutes.

Ingredients

    • 1 head of Bibb lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
    • 1/4 cup of chopped fresh herbs (such as chives, tarragon, and parsley)
    • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons shallots, minced
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Caramel apple brioche bread pudding

Ingredients

    • 1 loaf brioche, or white country bread, cut into cubes
    • 1 cup apples, peeled, cored and small diced
    • 4 eggs
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
    • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
    • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla
    • 3 cups whole milk
    • Caramel sauce
    • Vanilla ice cream

Preparation

Baking Directions:

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