Coq au Vin is a classic French dish of cock cooked in red wine, traditionally a Bourgogne. Obviously can’t call this one as an authentic Coq au Vin as I used chicken drumsticks and pinot noir instead. Besides that, I purposely left out the bacon. The end result was for sure different, but it was absolutely delicious!
Quick Coq au Vin
–adapted from My Recipes
- Combine flour, thyme, and salt in a bowl. Coat the chicken drumsticks with flour mixture, shaking off excess flour. Soak the dried mushrooms in a bowl of warm water for 30 minutes until softened. Drain and cut into 2-3 pieces.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning frequently, until they are browned, about 8 minutes. Remove and drain on the paper.
- Add in prepared mushrooms and carrot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the aroma is released. Pour in red wine, broth, and tomato paste. Bring the mixture to a boil. Return the chicken drumsticks to the pan. Simmer it over medium heat for about 20 minutes until chicken is done.