Coq au Vin alla Italiana


This is a real crowd pleaser. You can add your own favorite spices, herbs or veggies to this, to your taste. Serve with mashed potatoes and cooked greens if desired. Voila, a classic gourmet chicken dinner in under an hour! (Note: you can use white chicken meat, but be careful not to overcook it - 35 minutes tops, or it will dry out!)

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
8 servings


  • 4 pounds dark meat chicken pieces

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 5 cloves crushed garlic

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

  • 3 (4 ounce) links sweet Italian sausage, sliced

  • 1 cup chopped onion

  • 3 carrots, sliced

  • ½ pound fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary

  • 1 cup red wine

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add 1/2 of the garlic. Season flour with poultry seasoning. Dredge chicken parts in flour, then brown in the skillet for 4 or 5 minutes. Add the sausage, and saute for a few minutes. Add the onion, carrots, mushrooms, rosemary and the remaining garlic. Stir all together.

  2. Add the wine and tomatoes; stir. Cover and let simmer over low heat for 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and let simmer for another 10 minutes. Let cool covered for 10 minutes, then serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

617 Calories
37g Fat
20g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 617
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 519mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 757mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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