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Chicken dish straight out of the oven with an herb on top

Delectable Coq Au Vin

This chicken coq au vin recipe is so delicious!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Poultry
Keyword coq au vin, easy chicken dish, white coq au vin
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 thighs
Calories 395kcal


  • 5 slices bacon uncured
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 5 chicken thighs skinless, boneless
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 onion large, sliced but not too thin
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped
  • 10 ounces mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup white wine dry
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon thyme ground or up to 10 sprigs
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper or to taste


    Feta cheese or goat cheese for garnishing plate


      • Heat oven to 350
      • Slice the bacon in ½ inch pieces. In an oven proof pan, fry the bacon on medium high heat with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Crisp the bacon. Remove to a plate with a paper towel to dab the grease. Lower the burner to a little under medium and add the chicken to the pan and brown on both sides. I try to only to cook it 2 minutes per side. Remove from pan and set it aside.
      • Add 2 more tablespoons of oil and add the onions. Sauté for 5 minutes until browned slightly, add the celery & mushrooms and sauté for additional 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional minute.
      • Add wine, chicken stock, bay leaf and thyme and raise the heat. Scrape the bottom of the pan to get all the bits off. Yum. Place the chicken back in the pan along with the crispy bacon.
      • Put in oven un covered and bake for 25 - 30 minutes.


      If you used more chicken or meat with bones in it, cooking time will vary. Usually 1 - 1 ½ hours.


      Serving: 1thigh | Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 121mg | Sodium: 1129mg | Potassium: 645mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 130IU | Vitamin C: 9.6mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1.9mg