If you're looking for a hearty one-pot meal for dinner, this is it. Listed as coq au vin in cookbooks and on restaurant menus, this French dish has a name that sounds fancy, but it's simply chicken cooked in red wine

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Using cotton kitchen twine, tie thyme, parsley, and bay leaf into a bundle; set aside.

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  • Heat a Dutch oven or 5-quart heavy pot with a lid over medium-low. Add bacon; cook until browned, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain (leave bacon fat in pot).

  • Raise heat to medium-high. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Working in three batches to avoid crowding, brown chicken about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; set aside.

  • Add onion, carrots, and garlic to pot. Cook until onion softens, about 4 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and flour; cook 1 minute.

  • Add wine, broth, chicken, and herb bundle. Bring to a boil; cover, and reduce to a simmer. Cook 10 minutes; uncover, and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes. Remove and discard herb bundle; stir in bacon.

Reviews (9)

234 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 46
  • 4 star values: 86
  • 3 star values: 61
  • 2 star values: 37
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
04/30/2018
This recipe is a good candidate for a pressure cooker. Pressure will seal in all the wonderful flavors.
Rating: Unrated
10/17/2012
Easy and delicious!
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02/16/2011
Could use vinegar instead of wine but recommend a nice Chianti vinegar or red wine vinegar =)
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02/16/2011
Alcohol helps to tenderize the meat (
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05/04/2010
My family really loves this one. It's very tasty and relatively easy to make. I omit the flour, I always add more bacon, garlic, and herbs. (I typically don't need 12 thighs, 8 is plenty for a family of 5) I serve this over wide egg noodles.
Rating: Unrated
03/04/2009
We really enjoyed this recipe. The sauce is very rich-nice flavor with the wine and the fresh spices We also served this over rice-great with the sauce.
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02/19/2009
anyone can suggest a replacement for tha alcohol?
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02/09/2009
Great taste if using dry spices then use less, you can also add more spice. Served over rice We enjoyed the taste.
Rating: Unrated
02/07/2009
I have had this chicken dish many time's, a little bit goes a long way as it is quite rich, i also prefere mashed garlic potato's instead of roasted. Add little baby mushrooms to the vegtables as well. ENJOY