Hearty Chicken With Wine Sauce

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

This is a more approachable version of traditional Coq au Vin. You must try this new twist on the lovely french classic. I recommend serving with salad and fresh bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  2. In a hot saute pan, heat grapeseed oil over medium-high heat. Sear chicken on both sides. Set aside.
  3. Add bacon to the pan and cook off fat. When bacon is almost cooked, add shallots.
  4. After 2 minutes, add tomato paste, tomato chunks, garlic, and bay leaf for seasoning. Turn heat down to low-medium and cook for about 5 minutes, continually stirring with a wooden spoon.
  5. Deglaze pan with wine and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Return chicken to pan, add thyme sprigs and chicken stock.
  7. Cover with foil and place in preheated oven of 350 degrees. Cook for 1 hour.
  8. Remove foil and continue cooking after stirring chicken uncovered for 15 minutes.


Most Helpful

Absolutely delicious! Made exactly as written for a dinner party and everyone raved. Crusty French bread is a must to soak up the "to-die-for" sauce. Thanks Adopted Parisian for a definite keeper.

wealthave February 21, 2011

Wonderful tasting recipe. I did alter it slightly by adding a chopped carrot, a can of sliced mushrooms and I increased the tomato paste to 2 TBL to make it thicker. I served it over whole wheat noodles. This recipe is just bursting with flavors.

Red in US March 26, 2008

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