Coq Au Vin by Julia Child
115 mins (prep 25, cooking 90)
21 ingredients
4-6 servings
If you've never ignited alcohol in a dish before, you've gotta try it, LOL! As you can imagine, Julia's Coq Au Vin is delicious, and surprisingly easy. This recipe is from "Julia Child's Kitchen", and the ingredients are exactly as I found them. I've also added a couple of notes in the ingredients and directions regarding my experience with the recipe. A very fragrant and rich dish, very classic and so easy to make. I served it with buttered egg noodles and a homemade quickie brioche.

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  • 1/2 cup lardons, cut into 1/4 by 1 1/2 inch strips (embarrassing fact, i spent $20 on courvoisier to make this dish and used turkey bacon because i don')
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (or more)
  • 2 1/2 lbs ready-cut frying chickens, thoroughly dried (a selection of parts, or all of one kind, i used chicken thighs and removed the skin so they wouldn')
  • 1/4 cup armagnac
  • 1 imported bay leaf (i couldn't find "imported", used domestic instead)
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 16 -20 small white onions, peeled
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups red wine (burgundy, cotes du rhone, or pinot noir)
  • 2 cups beef bouillon (more or less; i used a little less)
  • 1 -2 clove garlic, mashed or minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 3/4 lb fresh mushrooms, trimmed,washed,and quartered


Serving Size (428.97 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 612.13 Calories from Fat 275.85
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30.65g 188.64%
Saturated Fat 7.6g 151.92%
Trans Fat 0.18g %
Cholesterol 243.81mg 325.08%
Sodium 177.39mg 29.56%
Total Carbohydrate 11.9g 15.86%
Dietary Fiber 1.35 g 21.53%
Sugars 1.23 g %
Protein 51.15g 409.22%
Vitamin A 62.13IU% Vitamin C 0.89mg%
Calcium 31.85mg% Iron 3.43mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
salt and pepper, small white onions, beef bouillon, clove garlic, fresh mushrooms