Modern Coq au Vin
Why This Recipe Works
To return this chicken stew recipe to its roots and to simplify it so we could serve it after only 90 minutes, we chose boneless thighs that became fall-apart tender in 25 minutes. To compensate for the flavor that was lost because of the shortened cooking time, we added chicken broth to wine and reduced this liquid before adding it to the stew. While the wine-broth mixture was simmering, we browned the meat and vegetables (onions and mushrooms) together, adding minced garlic, tomato paste, and crisped bacon to give our coq au vin recipe full flavor.