Budget Meals: C'oq Au Vin, Or French Chicken And Wine


Budget meals: C'oq au Vin, or French Chicken and Wine

This rich and warm chicken dish can be made in a crockpot or on the stove top


This recipe was provided by Carol AW. from Detroit, MI.

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The Recipe

Olive oil
1 large onion
2 cups mushrooms, sliced
4 large chicken thighs
Salt & Pepper
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp basil
1 large clove garlic, chopped
1 large carrot chopped
1 cup of celery, chopped
1 large fresh tomato, chopped
1 cup red wine
1 cup crushed canned tomatoes
Rice for serving

Crockpot Method

Place all vegetables in the crockpot.
 Add the wine,  crushed tomato, and herbs
 Stir the mixture and place the chicken on top.
 Cover and set the crockpot on High for 5 hours, or on Low for 8-10 hours.
 Serve with rice

Stove top Method

 Add olive oil to pan and place chicken, skin side down, to brown.
 Turn chicken to brown other side and then set aside
 Saute onions and mushrooms in the chicken pan
 Add garlic, salt, pepper, herbs, carrots and celery to the onion and mushroom mixture
 Continue to saute until vegetables are just softening
 Stir in wine and crushed tomatoes
 Return chicken to the pan, cover and simmer for 2 hours
 Serve with rice

The Finances

This meal came to:

$0.49 Onion
$3.99 Mushrooms
$3.08 Chicken thighs
$0.25 Oregano
$0.25 Thyme
$0.25 Basil
$0.45 Carrots
$0.68 Celery
$0.61 Fresh tomato
$3.00 Red wine
$1.00 Crushed canned tomatoes

From the pantry

Olive Oil

Grand Total $14.05

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