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Coq au Chardonnay

Coq au Vin Blanc (Chicken in White Wine)

This coq au vin blanc recipe shows a great way of making succulent chicken with mushrooms cooked in white wine and a splash of cream.
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Course: Main
Cuisine: French
Keyword: coq au vin blanc
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories: 506kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 4-5 strips of bacon/pancetta chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • 8 chicken pieces on the bone thighs and legs
  • 250 g Cremini mushrooms whole or halved
  • 500 ml/2/3 of a bottle of dry white wine such as Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc
  • 250 ml/1 cup double/whipping cream
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • handful flat leaf chopped parsley


  • Cook bacon or pancetta in a tablespoon of olive oil. Skip oil if bacon is too fatty. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Salt and pepper the chicken pieces and brown them in bacon fat over medium-high heat. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Cook chopped onion over low heat for 5-7 minutes, add garlic when the onion is tender and translucent and cook for 1 minute longer. Remove cooked onion and garlic to the same plate as chicken and bacon.
  • Add mushrooms to the pan and brown them for 3-5 minutes over medium-high heat.
  • Return chicken, onion, garlic and bacon to the pan, pour wine all over, bring to a boil, then lower the heat to low and simmer for 40 minutes.
  • Add cream and simmer for 10 minutes longer.
  • Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes or rice and crusty bread to mop up all that amazing sauce.


Calories: 506kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 511mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.3mg