Slow-Cooked Coq Au Vin Recipe

Slow-Cooked Coq Au Vin Recipe

Coq Au Vin may look and sound sophisticated, but you can easily make this classic French dish at home with this recipe. In less than 2 hours, you’ll be serving flavorful chicken stew with a sensational sauce loaded with veggies, bacon, and mushroom. It’s best for chicken lovers or for a romantic dinner for two .

How To Make Slow-Cooked Coq Au Vin Recipe

The French Coq Au Vin dish is chicken simmered with vegetables in red wine. Try it at home and have a taste of this exquisite flavor.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 50 minutes



  • 3lbschicken pieces,skin-on and bone-in
  • 2.5cupsdry red wine
  • 1cupbeef stock
  • 8ozbacon,thick-cut
  • Kosher salt
  • black pepper,freshly-cracked
  • 1largeshallot,peeled and finely-diced
  • 1cuppearl onions,frozen, thawed
  • ¾lbbella mushrooms,halved
  • 6garlic cloves,peeled and minced
  • cupall-purpose flour
  • 1tbsptomato paste
  • ¼cupCognac,or brandy
  • 4sprigsfresh thyme
  • 2bay leaves
  • curly-leaf parsley,chopped, for garnish
  • mashed potatoes or cooked egg noodles, for serving,optional


  1. Place chicken in a large bowl or ziplock bag.  Add wine and beef stock, and gently toss to combine.  Cover/seal and refrigerate for anywhere from 1 to 8 hours.

  2. When you’re ready to cook the coq au vin, fry the bacon over medium-high heat in a large Dutch oven until crispy.  

  3. Transfer the bacon with a slotted spoon to a separate plate, and set aside.  There should be about 3 tablespoons of bacon grease remaining.

  4. While the bacon is cooking, remove the chicken from the wine and pat dry, being sure to reserve the wine.  Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.  

  5. Once the bacon has been removed from the pan, add half of the chicken to the remaining bacon grease, and saute the chicken for 2 to 3 minutes per side until browned.

  6.  Transfer the cooked chicken to a separate plate, and repeat with the second half of the uncooked chicken.  Once the second batch has been cooked, transfer it to a separate plate, and set aside.

  7. Add the shallot to the remaining bacon grease, and saute for 3 minutes until mostly cooked through, stirring occasionally.  

  8. Add in the pearl onions, mushrooms, and garlic, and saute for 4 to 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally, until the mushrooms are browned.

  9. Stir in the flour and tomato paste until completely combined, and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.  Slowly add in the Cognac, and stir for 1 minute.  

  10. Add in the reserved red wine, thyme sprigs, and bay leaves, and stir to combine.

  11. Add the cooked bacon and chicken back to the pot.  Continue cooking until the mixture reaches a simmer.  

  12. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 60 to 80 minutes, until the chicken is tender and cooked through.

  13. Remove and discard the bay leaves and thyme sprigs.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  14. Serve immediately over mashed potatoes or noodles, garnished with chopped parsley if desired.


  • Calories: 829.88kcal
  • Fat: 44.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.46g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.34g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.12g
  • Fiber: 4.92g
  • Sugar: 4.12g
  • Protein: 42.50g
  • Cholesterol: 146.28mg
  • Sodium: 1438.79mg
  • Calcium: 99.22mg
  • Potassium: 1461.76mg
  • Iron: 4.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 184.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.70mg
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