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Coq au Vin (Chicken with Wine)

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Recipe that I've developed from various sources. Serve with mashed potatoes."
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2 h servings 382
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 chicken thighs)


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  1. Put dried mushrooms in a bowl and pour in hot water; set aside until mushrooms are rehydrated.
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels, reserving bacon grease in the skillet.
  3. Coat chicken thighs with flour and season with salt and pepper. Working in batches, cook chicken in the bacon grease over medium heat until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken thighs as they brown and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Drain dried mushrooms through cheesecloth, reserving liquid. Add drained mushrooms, carrots, fresh mushrooms, shallots, and garlic to skillet over medium-high heat; saute for 2 minutes. Pour 1 cup wine into the skillet and bring to a boil while scraping the browned bits of food off of the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon until liquid is reduced, about 10 minutes.
  5. Return chicken to the skillet and mix in remaining wine, chicken broth, herbes de Provence, thyme, and bay leaves. Liquid should partially cover chicken; if more liquid is needed, add reserved water from mushrooms. Cover skillet and simmer over low heat until chicken is no longer pink in the center, at least 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  6. Remove cover from skillet and simmer until sauce is thickened, about 15 minutes more. Add more quick-mixing flour to sauce to thicken, if desired.
  7. Crumble bacon over chicken and vegetables and garnish with parsley.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • The dried mushrooms can be rehydrated in hot chicken broth instead of hot water, if desired.
  • Canned mushrooms can replace the fresh mushrooms, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 382 calories; 14.7 21.7 24.2 72 422 Full nutrition

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We LOVED this dish! It took some time but it was fun to make and I finally got to use my new LeCreuset Dutch oven that I got for Mother's Day. If you have some time on your hands and feel like...

Delicious! Served it over garlic mashed potatoes- 3 boys devoured it

I followed the recipe exactly, and it came out very good. I have to say that this is a time consuming recipe. If you want to eat at 7 pm, start the process around 2. I really liked the flavor, b...

This recipe was time consuming, I would call it a total of two and a half hours from start to finish but the results were very good. I particularly like the dried mushrooms in the dish, this wa...