So-Easy Coq au Vin

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours


4 servings

Updated: Mar. 30, 2023
Here’s my adaptation of the beloved French dish. I substituted boneless skinless chicken breasts for a lighter, easy coq au vin that still showcases the traditional and memorable taste. —Sonya Labbe, Los Angeles, California
So-Easy Coq au Vin Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 bacon strips, chopped
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Hot cooked noodles, optional


  1. In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Brown chicken on both sides in drippings over medium heat. Transfer chicken to a 3-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Add the mushrooms, onion and garlic to skillet; cook and stir just until tender, 1-2 minutes. Spoon over chicken; add bay leaf.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the flour, wine, broth, thyme and pepper until smooth; pour over chicken.
  4. Cover; cook on low until chicken is tender, 5-6 hours. Discard bay leaf. If desired, serve with noodles. Top with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast half with 1/2 cup mushroom sauce: 299 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 324mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch.

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