French Coq au Vin – A Classic Delicious Recipe

Treat yourself to Coq au Vin, the classic French recipe that has been around since the 1920s. It is a robust and creamy dish with chicken, mushrooms and a scrumptious red wine sauce. Not to mention, it’s one of the most popular recipes in French cuisine. Coq au Vin is usually served with mashed potatoes, but feel free to mix and match with different side dishes like steamed vegetables, roasted potatoes, and garlic bread.


  • 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 stalks of celery finely chopped
  • 2 carrots finely chopped
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3-4 sprigs of fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 pound of sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup of dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup of freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, olive oil, celery, carrots, onions, garlic, rosemary, and mushrooms. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and vegetables, stirring to combine. Cook for about 8 minutes, or until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through.
  3. Pour in the dry red wine and reduce the heat to medium. Simmer for another 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the wine is reduced by half and the vegetables have softened.
  4. Add the parsley, balsamic vinegar, and one cup of water. Simmer for an additional 8-10 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Taste and adjust the seasoning, if necessary. Serve hot, with mashed potatoes or your favorite side dish.