My family eats mostly chicken, fish and pork. I like to cook a wide variation of different ideas so that we don't always have the same old thing. One of our favorite dishes is Coq au vin but it can get a little warm cooking this specific dish over the stove. The crock-pot saves time and is so easy which makes it much more enjoyable.
Combine wine, whiskey, chicken stock and tomato paste in a large bowl. Stir until throughly mixed together. Whisk in garlic, herbs de Provence and bay leaves.
Spray inside of crock-pot with cooking spray. Place chicken in bottom of crock-pot. Layer mushrooms then pieces of bacon ontop of chicken. Pour herb/wine mixture ontop of chicken.
Cover; cook on low setting 7 hour. To make a thicker gravy: When chicken is done, remove from crock-pot and set aside. Mix cornstarch and cold water until the consistency of glue. Slowly drizzle into hot liquid until liquid starts to thicken (note: do not use too much cornstarch as this will give you a flour or starchy flavor)