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overhead shot of Coq au Vin style cooked chicken thighs in a braiser with chopped carrots, pearl onions, and mushrooms.
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Quick and Easy Coq Au Vin

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Quick Coq Au Vin made with tender chicken in a sauce of wine, mushrooms, and bacon. It’s a rustic classic made easy and quick, but still loaded with authentic French flavor.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6
Calories: 390

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup cornstarch, or all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 to 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices thick cut bacon, diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 8 to 10 pearl onions
  • 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 carrots, cut into coins
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup dry red wine, use your favorite dry red wine, like, Merlot, Cabernet, Pinot Noir, etc…
  • Chopped fresh thyme, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Instructions 

  • In a shallow plate, combine cornstarch or flour, thyme, parsley, ½ teaspoon salt, and black pepper; mix until incorporated.
  • Dip the chicken into the cornstarch mixture to coat on both sides; shake off any excess.
  • Heat olive oil in a large high-sided skillet, or a 4 quart braiser, set over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken thighs to the hot oil and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until browned.
  • Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
  • Return pan to the burner and add the diced bacon; cook for 2 minutes, or until just starting to crisp up.
  • Add butter.
  • Stir in the onions, mushrooms, and carrots; add remaining salt and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add chicken broth and wine; bring to a boil.
  • Return chicken thighs to the pan and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Continue to cook for 10 to 12 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and carrots are tender. Chicken is cooked through when internal temperature registers at 165˚F.
  • Remove from heat. Taste for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with thyme and parsley.
  • Serve.
Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Coq Au Vin
Amount Per Serving
Calories 390 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 128mg43%
Sodium 736mg31%
Potassium 709mg20%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 3580IU72%
Vitamin C 5mg6%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: chicken in wine sauce, chicken thigh recipes, french chicken recipes