Caution, this smells so good, you’ll want to crawl in the pot with it!! Coq au vin is a French dish. It means rooster cooked in wine. This chicken and wine sauce is FABULOUS over rice. Make sure you have plenty of French bread for this sauce.

Coq au vin


2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons bacon grease
1 chicken, cut in pieces
Flour, for dusting chicken
Salt and pepper, to taste

8 ounces fresh mushrooms, quartered
1 large onion, diced
8 cloves garlic, minced
½ bottle red wine (good)
1 ½ – 2 cup chicken stock
Fresh parsley, chopped
Bouquet Garni (recipe follows)

In a large black skillet, with lid, melt butter and bacon grease. Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste. Dust chicken with flour. Add chicken to skillet and brown each side. Remove chicken. Add mushrooms and onions to pot and sauté until onions are tender. Next add garlic, season to taste and give it a good stir. Return chicken to pot and add bouquet garni. Increase heat to high. Pour wine and broth over chicken. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 1 hour. (In crock pot 4-6 hours on low) Remove bouquet garni and add fresh parsley.

Bouquet Garni:


Bay leaf

Arrange the herbs in a neat stack on top of each other and tie the ingredients into a tight bundle with string.