| | |

Coq au Vin Blanc

Pinterest Hidden ImagePinterest Hidden ImagePinterest Hidden ImagePinterest Hidden ImagePinterest Hidden Image

This coq au vin blanc recipe is not only easy to make, it’s delicious and will totally impress your guests when you serve it to them at your next party.

Cast iron pan of the chicken and broth. There is a plate with rice and a salad behind itPin

This recipe is one of the first chicken recipes I made when I moved out of my parents house and lived on my own.

The flavor of this dish is robust, full-bodied and so delicious that you will want to make it often.

Sometimes I make this dish with chicken that has the bone in and skin on, but lately I try to eat on the healthy side, so I decided to make it with boneless and skinless.

We are a participant in Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. #CommisionsEarned. You can read my disclosure here.

A dark pan with chicken, mushrooms, and a wine sauce in itPin
Photo Credit: Dishes Delish.

How to make the coq au vin blanc


Heat your Dutch oven on medium. Place 5 pieces of bacon in it and fry them until they are nice and crispy. I find it takes around 8 minutes. Remove the bacon to a paper towel lined plate and blot dry.

Leave bacon grease in pan.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – crispy bacon, chicken thighs, onion, celery and mushrooms.

Bacon, chicken, onion and mushrooms on a wooden tablePin

Step two

Add the chicken to the pan and sauté for 3 minutes on each side. Gather the herbs, bay leaf, chicken broth and wine.

Chicken browned and resting on a brown plate with herbs, broth and wine in the backgroundPin

Step three

Slice the onion and add it to the pan. (There still should be bacon grease in it, so no need to add oil.)

Stir every few minutes until the onion becomes translucent. It takes about 5 minutes.

Step four

Add mushrooms, thyme, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper and sauté for an additional 5 minutes.

Mushrooms, onions and herbs sautéed in a red Dutch ovenPin

Step five

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step six

Add white wine, chicken broth and a bay leaf. Turn up the heat and scrape the bottom of the pan for all the yummies stuck there.

Step seven

Add the chicken back in the pan and crumble the bacon over it.

Chicken back in the pan with the chicken broth and winePin

Step eight

Place the pan in the oven for 30 minutes.

Once it’s done, I transfer it all to a smaller pan to serve it.

Overhead shot of the of the chicken coq au vin in a cast iron panPin

I make a salad, plate some millet and get ready to eat this delicious dish.

A blue plate with chicken, broth, bacon, mushrooms and onions with millet on the sidePin

I hope you enjoyed this coq au vin blanc recipe as much as Christopher and I enjoyed eating it.

And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

If you’ve tried this or any other recipe on the blog, I’d love the hear what you thought about it in the comments below.  I love hearing from you!  You can also FOLLOW ME on FACEBOOKTWITTERINSTAGRAM and PINTEREST  to see more of my delicious food and delightful cocktails!

Chicken and veggies on a plate with millet. There is a salad and pan of chicken in the background - squarePin

Coq au Vin Blanc

A delectable chicken dish that is so easy to make!!
5 from 6 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Poultry
Keyword: coq au vin blanc
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 5 thighs
Calories: 295kcal


Let’s Do This

  • 5 slices bacon
  • 5 chicken thighs (boneless and skinless)
  • 1 onion (large, chopped)
  • 1 stalk celery (sliced)
  • 10 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons thyme (dried)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup white wine (dry)
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • Heat a medium Dutch oven on medium
  • Place bacon in pan and sauté until crispy, (about 8 minutes) remove from pan and place on a paper towel and blot it
  • Add chicken and sauté for 3 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate and set aside
  • Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes
  • Add celery, mushrooms, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper and sauté for another 5 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Add wine, chicken broth and bay leaf and turn the heat up to medium high. Bring it to a boil and return the chicken to the pan and crumble the bacon in it as well
  • Turn off the heat under the pan and place the pan in the oven. Leave it uncovered and bake for 30 minutes
  • Spoon some chicken on the plate and ladle some gravy on top of the chicken
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy


See all my favorite tools and gift ideas at my Amazon Store page!Check out Elaine’s Amazon Store!


Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 634mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.7mg
Get new recipes in your inbox!Click here! to sign up for our newsletter
Website | + posts

From lighting up stages with her BA in theater to crafting delightful dishes and cocktails, Elaine Benoit's journey is a testament to passion's transformative power. As the CEO of Dishes Delish, she offers a blend of healthy, comforting recipes and exquisitely crafted cocktails. Beyond the kitchen, Elaine voiced her culinary adventures on her podcast, "Dishing," and co-owns Food Blogger Help, extending her expertise to guide budding food bloggers to success. Whether it's for a heartwarming dish or insights into food blogging, Elaine's diverse experiences make her a beacon in the culinary digital landscape.

Similar Posts


  1. Sure the photo here is better than the first one but I am sure the taste is no different….Hopefully I will get there someday

  2. Your post really hits home for me, since my food photography is continually evolving and I frequently shudder when I see some of my earliest attempts. And yes, I certainly do drool at the bacon—at least the way that YOU have it photographed! 🙂 Coq au vin is an all-time fave of mine, and I can’t wait to try your version!

  3. YUM Elaine! I’m not only drooling at your bacon, but at all the goodies in your recipe, looks so tasty! Will try your recipe very soon, pinning it!

  4. Superb recipe, Elaine! I’ve never made Coq a Vin before. Don’t know why, I mean seriously it has everything I love in one dish! Delish!

  5. Yup I totally drool when looking at bacon and cringe when looking at my very first post photos ! haha but yes we must all embrace our imperfections and understand that everything is a learning process! Love the sound of this dish and gorgeous step by step photos!

  6. You know, one of the things I love about blogging is how it pushes me to learn and improve, and I also really find it very inspirational to go back through the archives of sites that I love and realize that they, too, have improved their photography over time. So I would urge anyone on the fence not to go delete from the archives – it makes me admire and love a site all the more to see how it’s evolved!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating