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Coq Au Vin
Prep Time
40 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
Chicken, red wine, shallots, mushrooms, garlic and carrots are slow cooked into a fragrant stew
Course: French chicken stew with wine
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Coq au Vin
Servings: 8
Calories: 479 kcal
  • 4-5 chicken leg quarters
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
  • 3/4 pound bacon - lardens or 1/2" strips
  • 1 pound baby bella or button mushrooms - sliced or whole
  • 4-6 shallots sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 4-6 carrots pealed and sliced into 1" chunks
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups red wine of choice
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme dry may be substituted
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bunch fresh Italian parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Season leg quarters with salt and pepper
  3. Cook bacon in large dutch oven over medium high heat until crisp, about 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer bacon to drain on a plate.
  5. Remove a quarter of the bacon for garnish.
  6. Increase dutch oven temperature to high and cook chicken 2-4 minutes per side until lightly browned.
  7. Remove chicken to a plate and drain off all but 2 tablespoons drippings in pot.
  8. Lower heat to medium and saute mushrooms with a pinch of salt in drippings until browned and remove.
  9. Saute carrots and shallots with a pinch of salt until slightly caramelized.
  10. Add garlic and tomato paste and cook for about a minute.
  11. Add butter, flour, bacon, and thyme.
  12. Incorporate the flour thoroughly for 1-2 minutes.
  13. Pour red wine into pot and add a bay leaf.
  14. Bring to a gentle boil and reduce liquid by 1/3.
  15. Add stock and chicken and bring back to a low boil.
  16. Cover dutch oven/pot and cook in preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  17. Baste chicken with stew, cover, and continue cooking for 30 additional minutes until chicken is 165 degrees internally and juices run clear.
  18. Place dutch oven on stove top and return to a boil until slightly thickened.
  19. Taste stew and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
  20. Skim fat if needed.
  21. Add fresh parsley.
  22. Serve over seasoned mashed potatoes or rice.
  23. Garnish with parsley and bacon crumbles.
  24. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Coq Au Vin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 479 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Fat 30g46%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 609mg26%
Potassium 739mg21%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 20g40%
Vitamin A 5250IU105%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 38mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.