This traditional coq au vin recipe makes the perfect easy dinner party dish or for a special family meal.
Ingredients – butter – olive oil – chicken thighs – bacon – onions – garlic – fresh thyme – bay leaves – red wine – mushrooms – flour – butter
First, fry the chicken pieces to brown the skin and place them in a large Dutch oven with a lid.
Next brown off the bacon and onions and add them to the pot, together with the red wine, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and seasoning.
After the 40 minutes is up, chop up the mushrooms and stir them into the pot and continue to cook for a further 15 minutes.
The coq au vin sauce is rich, so I think a simple vegetable like sauteed green beans, steamed broccolini, or a green salad also make ideal side dishes for coq au vin.