Chicken, Turkey, Fowl and Egg: Chicken, Turkey, Fowl Casseroles: Mushroom and Chicken Coq au Vin

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!

Author: Fresh Finesse
Date: March 22, 2013

Serves: 4 person(s)
Yield: 4 x 9-oz servings (9 oz. raw)

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins


    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!
  Recipe Makeover

    2 1/4 lb skinless chicken pieces
    1 pinch each salt and ground black pepper
    7 oz extra lean bacon (such as Jennie-O), rind removed and diced
    14 oz mushrooms, chopped
    1 medium onion, finely chopped
    2 garlic cloves, crushed
    2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    1 cup white wine
    1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
    6 tsp fresh thyme sprigs

  Traditional Recipe

    1 chicken (3-lb), quartered
    5 bacon strips, diced
    1 1/2 Tbsp oil
    1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
    1/2 lb celery
    1 onion, sliced
    1 garlic clove, chopped
    1 lb mushrooms, sliced
    1 Tbsp butter
    1/4 cup flour
    1 cup chicken broth
    1 cup dry red wine
    2 Tbsp tomato paste
    1 Tbsp brown sugar
    2 tsp fresh thyme
    1/4 tsp each salt and black pepper, or to taste
    1/4 cup brandy or cognac


    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.

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Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:357 cals1,100 cals
Kilojoules:1,509 kJ4,605 kJ
Fat9.0 g66.0 g
Carbohydrates9.0 g34.0 g
Protein54.0 g76.0 g
Cholesterol132.0 mg277.0 mg
Sodium1,036 mg1,075 mg
Saturated Fat2.5 g20.0 g
Fiber3.5 g6.0 g
Calcium28.0 mg85.0 mg
Total Sugars3.0 g14.0 g

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