Braised Chicken W/Celery and Garlic (New Coq Au Vin)

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

Simple and delicious. Serve with your favorite mashed potatoes. Gourmet


  1. Pat chicken dry and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers.
  3. Sear chicken, skin side down, in 2 batches until golden brown (do not turn), 3 to 5 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
  4. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from skillet.
  5. Cook garlic and celery in skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden and just beginning to soften, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add wine and boil, uncovered, until reduced by about half, 3 to 5 minutes.
  7. Add water and bring to a simmer.
  8. Return chicken, skin side up, to skillet and simmer, partially covered, until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley.
Most Helpful

This was great and really quick and easy. I added some pureed basil in oil just before plating. Will definitely make again.

HerbLover April 21, 2015