woman in grey jumper pouring hot stock into a white slow cooker bowl with rabbit
Slow Cooker Rabbit with Thyme and Prune
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 20 mins

A rich and nutritious slow cooker rabbit recipe that the whole family will love.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: British
Keyword: slow cooker rabbit
Servings: 8
Calories: 320 kcal
Author: Jane Sarchet
  • 2 rabbits wild, jointed
  • 1 red onion finely sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 400 ml Sunsweet prune juice
  • 600 ml stock (I used beef stock cube & boiling water)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  1. Layer all the ingredients into the slow cooker.

  2. Switch on to low and cook for 8-10 hours, or switch to high and cook for 4-6 hours.

  3. When cooking time is up, remove the rabbit joints with a slotted spoon and place into a bowl. They will be so tender they'll be falling apart so work carefully and quickly.

  4. Pour the gravy into a saucepan and bring to a rapid boil. Boil until it is reduced by half.

  5. Meanwhile, if you wish to remove the meat from the bones, wait until it has cooled enough to handle. This is a fiddly and time consuming job as the bones are so small, but worthwhile if you are serving to guests, those who don't like bones or children.

    If you keep the meat on the bones, keep the rabbit warm.

  6. When the sauce has thickened into a rich gravy, pour over the shredded rabbit meat or joints and serve. This dish is perfect served with roast root veg and green beans.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Rabbit with Thyme and Prune
Amount Per Serving
Calories 320 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 203mg68%
Sodium 719mg31%
Potassium 1022mg29%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 55g110%
Vitamin A 178IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 8mg44%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.