From my Julie & Julia movie phase, I created this Chicken with Red Wine Recipe for my family and it was a hit. Delicious and simple.
After watching the movie Julie & Julia, I had a craving for Coq au vin, but didn’t have the ingredients and I was too lazy to look up the recipe. So, I took what I learned from watching Julia Child’s first TV show episode and decided to make up something to meet my mood. This is what I came up with and it was a winner. I loved it, my husband loved it and my son loved it.
The red wine was not overpowering (as it sometimes can be with chicken) and the chicken was super tender and juicy. I didn’t add mushrooms, but I put it in the recipe as optional because I think it would taste even better with them. Unfortunately, I’m in a mushroom free house, unless I have guests and can use them as an excuse for cooking with mushrooms.
Anyways, if you are in the mood for a warm, hearty, rich chicken dinner, this is the recipe for you.