A coq au vin recipe, is a french dish which means chicken in wine and is an exceedingly delicious meal using lots of local french ingredients such as garlic, mushrooms, red wine and brandy.
It really is a sensational recipe and best of all we can source ingredients for coq au vin at our local supermarkets!
Ingredients for coq au vin
The French would eat this scrumptious meal with crusty french bread and a fresh salad, together with a glass of lovely red wine.
Although we've found our little ones don't seem to like the taste of the deep rich flavor of alcohol. It's just too exotic for them.
...and that's it!
Now, how easy was that!
This easy coq au vin recipe is a hearty, heavy and strong flavored
dish. It's really quite rustic and makes one think of the French
We once stayed at a farm house in Provence, in the South of France and this meal reminds us of this time. We bought wine in jugs from the local vineyards, had fresh crunchy bread, sweet local greens and walked over open fields of thyme and rosemary. The coq au vin brings back all these memories of this vacation.
For healthy recipes, it's best to minimize the use of cooking oil, so use a non-stick cookware.
If you don't have a non stick pan, add a tablespoon of oil to the pan and heat it before adding the onions and meat to brown.