coq au vin recipe

Coq au Vin Recipe

Warm and Hearty Coq au Vin Recipe

Perfect this Coq au Vin Recipe(le coq au vin) for a cold winter's night. This rich chicken casserole is a delicious way to warm your soul. It is a French chicken recipe where the chicken is simmered in red wine. The bacon and the wine make a rich red wine sauce as the flavours develope during the cooking process.

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This Coq au Vin Reciepe will feed about 4 people and can be served with rice, mash potatoes or couscous.

Total Preparation and cooking time is about an hour and 10 minutes.


  • 8 chicken thighs

  • 16 baby / pickling onions

  • 250g (1/2 lb) button mushrooms

  • 250g (1/2 lb) rindless streaky bacon (chopped)

  • 2 teaspoons or 3 cloves crushed garlic

  • 1/4 cup of flour seasoned with salt and pepper

  • 2 tablespoons Brandy

  • 375ml (12 fl oz) red wine

  • 375ml (12 fl oz) chicken stock (homemade or bought)

  • 1 tin tomatoes (chopped)

  • 2 bayleaves

  • Fresh Rosemary, Thyme and Parsley

How to Make Coq au Vin

  1. Place the seasoned flour in a bag and then coateach chicken thigh by shaking it in the bag of flour.

  2. Heat about 2 tablespoons of oil in a heavy-based pan,and brown the floured chicken thighs.
  3. Put the chicken aside and then fry the bacon, whole onions,garlic and mushrooms until the mushrooms start to brown.

  4. Place the chicken pieces back in the pot with the brandy,red wine, chicken stock, chopped tomatoes and herbs.

  5. Bring to the boil and then cover and reduce the heat to simmer. Remove the lid after 30 minutes and cook for a further 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened.

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