Author / Rachel Koo

Prep: 20 min / Cook Time: 45 min / Servings: 8

Coq au Vin – otherwise known as chicken in wine! This French dish sounds fancy, but is really quite simple to make. Who says fancy can’t be simple? This hearty stew is made of chicken braised in red wine, mushrooms, bacon and veggies. This dish is best served with mashed potatoes, your choice of noodle, or your base of choice to soak up the delicious sauce!


Calories: 328 cal

Protein: 22 g

Carbohydrate: 12 g

Fat: 16 g


  • 8 chicken thighs (can also use a combination of drumstick and thigh)
  • 3 strips bacon – cut into pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic – minced
  • 8 oz pearl onions
  • 1 yellow onion – sliced
  • 2 medium carrots – peeled and diced
  • 1 sweet potato – peeled and diced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 cup porchini mushrooms
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 6 sprigs fresh thy,e
  • Salt
  • Fresh parsley as garnish


Step 1: Place chicken in a medium-sized bowl and pour in wine and chicken stock.

Step 2: Place dutch oven over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until crispy then remove bacon. Remove the chicken from the marinade (save the liquid) and pat down the chicken with paper towel. Work in batches if needed, and sear the chicken skin side down until golden brown (3-5 minutes per side) and remove the chicken.

Step 3:  Pour out bacon and chicken oil in a separate dish and re-add 2 tbsp to the cooking dish

Step 4: Add in sliced onion, carrots and sweet potato to the pan and cook until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Add garlic to the pan and cook until fragrant – about 1 minute. 

Step 5: Move vegetables aside and add in the tomato paste, cook until fragrant. Pour in the wine marinade from step 1 and scrape the stuck bits from the bottom of the pan 

Step 6: Place the chicken back in the pan and add in  bay leaves and fresh thyme, cover the pan and allow to simmer for 20 minutes. 

Step 7: Add in mushrooms, pearl onions and bacon to the pan and let simmer for another 10 minutes. 

Step 8:  Remove thyme sprigs and bay leaves before serving!

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Rachel Koo

Rachel has enjoyed sport her entire life and embarked on her coaching career in 2012. Starting as a personal trainer in various gyms, she eventually found CrossFit which lead her to CrossFit Football. In 2015 Rachel completed her CrossFit Football certification which opened up many doors of opportunity within coaching. Since then she has completed Power Athlete Methodology course, earned her Block 1 and put that knowledge into action coaching collegiate level athletes. Throughout the years training, proper nutrition and lifestyle habits have been the pillars in helping her clients and athletes achieve their true potential. Rachel currently working as a performance coach applying the Power Athlete principles with all of her clients.

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