There are several Coq Au Vin recipes, but none that are specifically weight watcher friendly A classic French favorite lightened to be just 6 WW points+ per serving. (The cooking time does not include marinating time.)
Combine wine, thyme, salt and pepper and 1/2 c broth in a large bowl. Add chicken and allow to marinate for at least an hour (overnight is better). This step adds real depth and authenticity to the flavor.
Remove chicken and reserve the wine/herb marinade.
Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Transfer the chicken to a plate and reserve remaining flour mixture.
Heat 2 teaspoons of the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned, 2–3 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
Heat the remaining 1 teaspoon oil in the same Dutch oven. Add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, about 1 minute. Add the onions, mushrooms, potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic, and the reserved flour mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables begin to soften, 6–7 minutes. Stir in the chicken, wine, broth, bay leaf, and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 25–30 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
Yields 1 chicken thigh and 1 cup vegetable mixture per serving.