Coq Au Vin
The French dish coq au vin literally translates to "rooster in wine." These easy recipes for coq au vin take the mystery out of this stewed chicken dish so it's easy to assemble, even on a weeknight.See Popular Coq Au Vin Recipes
Coq au vin, cordon blue, cassoulet: if the words themselves are delicious to say, then these classic comfort-food dishes are even better. Leave it to the French to raise the lowly chicken to sublime heights. You may rely on boneless chicken breasts for your weeknight dinners, those versatile and easy-to-prepare workhorses of family meals everywhere.
Put together dinner in the morning, and come home to this slow-cooked and savory coq au vin with mushrooms, onions and dry red wine.
Quite simply, this classic French main dish recipe is chicken cooked in wine. Serve it over noodles to soak up all of the rich, wine-flavored sauce.
If there's one recipe collection you should have, it's a massive stash of chicken slow-cooker recipes: The low-heat, high-moisture environment of the slow cooker results in tender, moist chicken every time--and no slaving over the stove! You can go high-brow (slow-cooker coq au vin) or keep it real (slow-cooker spicy chicken nachos, anyone?).
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Ah, the boneless chicken breast: so healthy, so light, so versatile ... so boring. Are we right?