Coq au vin

Posted by Isabel on Feb 22nd 2023

Coq au vin

Serves: 2 - Prep time: 20 min - Cook time: 40 min


  • Bowl
  • Knife
  • Frying pan
  • Spatula


  • 1 chicken breast (can be made with other pieces)
  • 3/4 C red wine
  • 3/4 C vegetable broth
  • 3 strips bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, quartered then thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, cut into 1/2 -inch pieces
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 ounces mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • Beurre manie (1 tbsp soft butter + 1 tbsp flour mixed together)
  • Salt, pepper to taste.


  • Place the chicken thighs and drumsticks in a medium-sized bowl and pour the wine, chicken stock over the top. Prep the vegetables.
  • Add the bacon to a pan over medium-high heat. Cook until the bacon is crispy, about 8 minutes, then remove it from the pan.
  • Remove the chicken from the wine marinade (save the wine). Place the chicken in the pan. Sear until it is golden on both sides (about 5 minutes on each side) and then remove the chicken.
  • Add the sliced onion, carrots and mushrooms to the pan and let them cook until the onion is golden brown, about 7-8 minutes. Add the garlic to the pan and let cook for 1 minute. Add the bacon.
  • Pour the reserved wine marinade into the pan, scraping the bottom to remove any stuck-on bits.
  • Nestle the chicken into the pan and sprinkle the thyme over top. Turn the heat to low, and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Stir in the beurre manie and let the sauce thicken. Season to taste with salt and pepper.