Quick & Easy Coq Au Vin
We’ve simplified and added our own healthier spin on traditional Coq Au Vin. But don’t worry. It’s still super good.
Fit for company, yet easy enough for a nice weeknight dinner.
Serve with potatoes or brown rice, steamed broccoli, and a salad.
If you do not have wine on hand, you may substitute wine for more chicken, or vegetable broth.
The wine really adds rich flavor.
All of the alcohol will cook out – so no worries there.
Do not use “cooking wine” as most of those have an astringent taste much like rubbing alcohol…LOL.
For best results, use a decent to nicer bottle of wine that one would actually drink because this will produce the very best flavor.
Here’s how to make your own ghee.
Makes 6 servings
- 3 lbs chicken pieces, bone in, skin on (I use thighs and drumsticks, but breast with skin work well too)
- sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbsp ghee or clarified butter
- 4 strips nitrate-free, high-quality bacon, diced
- 1 large sweet onion, diced
- 1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-1/2 lbs cremini mushrooms, sliced
- 2 cups dry white wine
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, almond or cashew milk
- 1 Tbsp gluten-free flour, or arrowroot powder
- 1 bunch chopped fresh parsley