How to Make Coq Au Vin at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Having a dish that cheers up your mood and makes you happy is always considered the best one. We still love to have different food that gives a different taste and makes us feel lost in its flavours. Many cuisines have this capability to do so. But there is nothing like French food.

I mean they have mastered the art of making these dishes that are full of flavour and so delicious that there is no chance that one can refuse or say no to their dishes. After you see the colour and aroma of french food, you can quickly tell how tasty and full of flavours it’s going to be.

And keeping the spirit high and your expectations up, today I am going to present a delicious recipe having chicken as its main ingredient. The recipe is called Coq Au Vin and is French cuisine. This recipe is a treat and can make any occasion a better one. The recipe includes chicken that is marinated with spices and slow cooked with various fresh and ground ingredients. And the most important ingredient that adds to its taste is red wine. This red wine fuses with the chicken and gives out a delicious taste and flavour.

So, are you guys ready to taste this traditional Coq Au Vin Recipe? I hope you all will like this and will try this at home. And what stops you from making it. This recipe is the chicken recipe that you can ever have. Let’s start the preparations and see what this recipe tastes like.

Ingredients for Coq Au Vin

Chicken thighs 4 Pc.
Chicken Drumsticks 4 Pc.
Red Wine 1 ½ cup
Chicken Stock 1 cup
Brandy ¼ cup
Bacon 3 strips
Onion 1 medium
Carrots 4 medium
Garlic 4 cloves 
Tomato Paste2 tsp.
Thyme Leaves 2 tsp.
Mushrooms 8 ounces 
Pearl Onions 8 ounces 

These are some of the ingredients that you will need to make this Coq Au Vin Recipe at home. You all can grab these ingredients from the nearest supermarket or general store.

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
45 Minutes 30 Minutes 1 Hour 15 Minutes

The timings say it all, all you have to invest is 1 hour and that’s it. This delicious chicken treat is ready. With such timings, everyone can get motivated to make this dish at home.

After knowing all the details and informative stuff about this recipe, now is the time for the full recipe that you all were eagerly waiting for. So, let’s start it.

Coq Au Vin Recipe

Coq Au Vin Recipe
  1. Take a medium-sized bowl and add chicken thighs and drumsticks to it. Pour some wine and chicken stock into it. Prepare the vegetables along.
  2. Now, in a large skillet kept over medium-high heat. Add the bacon to it and cook it until it gets crispy. After it’s done, remove them from the pan with the help of a spoon or spatula.
  3. After your chicken has been marinated with wine, take it out and dry it using a paper towel. Add this chicken to the skillet and cook it until golden brown, keeping the skin side down. After it’s done, take it out of the pan.
  4. Now add some oil to the pan and cook the sliced onions and carrots. Cook them until golden brown for about 7-8 minutes. Add the garlic and cook it along.
  5. Add tomato paste to the pan cook it until a sweet smell comes out of it. Stir it well and make sure nothing gets stuck on the base of the pan.
  6. Pour the chicken into the pan and over its top, sprinkle some thyme. Now cover the pot and lower the heat, allow it to cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Add some oil into a skillet and saute mushrooms over medium-high heat till they turn brown for about 10 minutes.
  8. Cook the chicken with pearl onions and cook for about 10 minutes more. Let the chicken cook in the pan and add bacon and mushrooms to it. Garnish with some fresh thyme and serve it hot.

This completes your Coq Au Vin Recipe recipe. Make it at home and give your tastebuds a unique and delicious taste that they have never tasted. This is an excellent choice for your parties and gatherings if you host one. Your guests are going to love this one.

Nutritional Breakdown of Coq Au Vin

The nutritional calculations and breakdown of French treats are defined in the table below. Have a look and keep a close count on everything that you consume.

Calories 540
Fats 20.7 gm.
Cholesterol 228.8 mg.
Sugars 8.9 gm.
Fiber 4.2 mg.
Protein 51.1 gm.

How to Make Coq Au Vin at Home | Video

The video that can help you to make this recipe in a better way is down below. Watch it and know what makes it so special and delicious.

Video by TheOfficialHungry

I hope you will try this recipe and like it. Please share your reviews in the comment section below and if there are any questions regarding the recipe, post your queries in the comment section and provide you with the solution. If you like this recipe, share it with your family and friends. Enjoy!

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