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Coq Au Vin with Rosemary and Thyme

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"My take on the classic French dish. I loved to experiment and didn't follow a recipe. I know the main idea was braising chicken in wine, and you need to flavor to your tastes. Thyme and rosemary always go great with chicken, and bacon...well it's bacon. My favorite side dish is mashed potatoes and French/Italian bread to soak up the juices. One time I forgot I didn't have potatoes, so on the fly I shredded the chicken, tossed the bones, and we had a great soup/stew on a cold night. A lot of flavor with very little work. Enjoy."
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1 h 15 m servings 531
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Cook and stir bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, reserving bacon grease in skillet.
  2. Place chicken thighs in the bacon grease and cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add shallots, thyme, rosemary, and garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Sprinkle bacon over chicken mixture and pour in wine; simmer until wine is slightly reduced, 1 to 2 minutes. Add mushrooms and enough chicken stock to almost cover chicken. Cover skillet and simmer for 35 minutes; taste broth and adjust seasoning. Simmer until chicken is no longer pink near the bone, about 10 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; stir in flour and cook until a thick paste forms, about 1 minute. Whisk paste into chicken mixture until sauce is thickened, 1 to 2 minutes.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can also use chicken legs or bone-in chicken breasts in place of or in addition to the chicken thighs.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 531 calories; 27.9 11.1 35.4 124 750 Full nutrition

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What a total winner. I am making it for company!

This dish has tremendous flavor but is easy to make. I did not read the reviews until after I made the recipe but I like the suggestion of holding back the bacon pieces until the end so that the...

I followed the recipe to a T and didn't turn out as good as I'd hoped. Unlike the picture, the bacon is complete soggy due to it simmering in the broth. If you want crunch bacon, I would sugge...

This recipe was delicious! I made this for dinner 2/1/16, and I only made some small changes. After browning the chicken, I removed all but about 2 TBS of the bacon fat; I used fresh herbs fro...

This is a definite repeat! I halved the recipe even though my chicken package had four skinless boneless thighs. I didn't have mushrooms, and those were optional in the recipe but would be a v...