Heat the oil in a pan. Coat the chicken in seasoned flour and fry on all sides until brown. Transfer to the slow cooker.
Sauté the bacon and onion in the same pan and soften but don’t brown the bacon. Stir in the remaining flour and add the other ingredients.
Bring to the boil, stirring continuously, and then pour over the chicken in the slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 8 hours, or until cooked. Remove the bay leaf and cloves before serving.