Mushrooms, chicken, bacon, and wine make a delicious combination in this warming French dish - lower calorie than traditional recipes due to a Recipe Makeover.
Per serving: 357 calories and 9g fat.
Saves: 743 calories and 57g fat!
Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins
Yield: 4 x 9-oz servings (9 oz. raw)
Coq au Vin is a fancy one-pot meal with a lot of creative liberty. Although it is technically a stew, don't be fooled. Traditional recipes can be quite high in calories and fat.
To remedy this, Mushroom and Chicken Coq au Vin trims the calories and fat by skinning the chicken, using extra lean bacon, omitting the butter, and decreasing the amounts of flour and alcohol. The result? A delicious, healthier version for you to enjoy!
Spray oil in a large heavy-based non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove to a plate.
Add bacon, mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the pan and cook, stirring often, over medium-high heat for 5 minutes. Stir in flour and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add wine, stock and thyme. Stir until well combined.
Add chicken and turn to coat in wine mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 15 to 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce thickens slightly. Serve.
Serve with mashed potatoes, if desired.
Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.