This Quick Chicken Coq Au Vin Recipe Is:
- Loaded with vegetables
- A great recipe for a whole chicken
- Gluten free
Enjoying The Best Recipes from France
Brett and I went to France 5 years ago now (feels like yesterday) and the food was the best part. We stayed in Lyon for most of our time in France, and also traveled around Switzerland too. And let me tell you, we still dream about the little French bistros in Vieux Lyon. There was one in particular we loved, called Le Un Deux Trois which was hands down the best! In our week in France we tried new restraunts every day… but we went back to Le Un Deux Trois multiple times it was SO good. Ever since that trip, we love finding amazing French restaurants in our area in New England, and making French recipes at home like this amazing coq au vin.
What’s In This Simple Coq Au Vin Recipe?
- A whole 3 to 4 lb chicken, cut into 8 parts
- Red Wine
- Olive Oil: I like to use this fruity Zoe olive oil which has a fantastic flavor and deep color- it’s really inexpensive online here, so I keep a few liters stocked up in my pantry. For the quality of oil you get, it’s an excellent value, I would highly recommend!
- Pink Himalayan Sea Salt: I like to use a pink Himalayan Sea Salt in my kitchen, which has more natural minerals than plain processed table salt. It’s fairly inexpensive, so I’d recommend this salt if you’re looking for an easy way to level up your spice pantry.
- Tellicherry Peppercorns: Like the salt, it’s amazing the flavor difference you can get with really good tellicherry black pepper. Amazon has a generic brand tellicherry peppercorn which is the same price is buying pre-ground, and has a million times more flavor… so I use these really great tellicherry peppercorns, which I would definitely recommend.
- Chicken Stock: if you can, homemade chicken stock is the way to go… if you can’t, then I’d recommend this great organic variety!
- Bay Leaves: I always add bay leaves to every bean soup I make… it gives the soup a je ne sais quoi which is savory and delicious! When I lived in California I had laurel bay trees in my backyard, and I used to pick the dried leaves… now I buy these online 🙂
- Herbes de Provence: my favorite spice blend! This French blend has a mix of rosemary, thyme, sage, and savory for a wonderful and complex flavor.
- Gluten Free Flour: this fantasic gluten free flour acts as a thickening agent (like a roux) in this chicken dish.
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Easy Coq au Vin Recipe
- In a dutch oven, heat the olive oil. Place the chicken skin-side down and cook on each side until brown (about 5 minutes per side). Remove chicken from pot, and.place on a plate to set aside.
- In the pot, saute the onion, carrots, and potatoes for 7 or 8 minutes over medium low heat. Onions should be softened and starting to brown. Add salt, pepper, chicken stock, bay leaves, herbes de provence, and red wine. Bring to a boil, and place chicken back into the pot. Make sure the chicken is fully covered by wine and chicken stock. Simmer with 30 minutes with the lid on, then remove lid and simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
- If sauce needs thickening, whisk the flour into the sauce and allow to cook for an additional 10 minutes. Discard the bay leaves, and serve over rice or pasta, or with a side of au gratin potatoes.