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Burgundy Bliss: Coq au Vin with a French Twist

Coq au Vin

About the Dish:

Coq au Vin is a classic French dish that consists of chicken braised in red wine, mushrooms, onions, and bacon. This dish has a rich and flavorful sauce that is perfect served with mashed potatoes or crusty bread. The chicken becomes tender and succulent as it simmers in the red wine, absorbing all of the delicious flavors. Coq au Vin is a warm and comforting dish, perfect for a cozy night in or for entertaining guests. It’s a true classic that should be in every home cook’s repertoire.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 120mg
Sodium 580mg
Total Carbohydrates 10g
Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 30g


Ingredient Quantity
Chicken thighs 6
Red wine 1 bottle
Bacon 6 slices
Onion 1, chopped
Mushrooms 8 ounces, sliced
Flour 2 tablespoons
Chicken stock 1 cup
Thyme 1 tablespoon, chopped
Bay leaves 2
Salt To taste
Pepper To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: In a large Dutch oven, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside, leaving the bacon fat in the pan.
  • Step 2: Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Brown the chicken in the bacon fat until golden brown on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  • Step 3: In the same pan, add the chopped onion and sliced mushrooms. Cook until the onions are soft and the mushrooms have released their moisture.
  • Step 4: Sprinkle the flour over the onions and mushrooms, stirring to coat. Cook for a few minutes to cook off the raw flour taste.
  • Step 5: Slowly pour in the red wine and chicken stock, stirring constantly to prevent lumps. Add the thyme and bay leaves and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  • Step 6: Return the chicken to the pan, along with any juices that have accumulated. Cover the pan and simmer for about 1 hour, or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
  • Step 7: While the chicken is simmering, crumble the crispy bacon. Add the bacon to the pan during the last 5 minutes of cooking.
  • Step 8: Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Step 9: Serve the Coq au Vin hot with mashed potatoes or crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce.

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