Coq au Vin with 
  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2tablespoons olive oil
  • 1tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 ½cup pinot noir
  • 1cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2cup button mushrooms, quartered
  • 1cup pearl onions
  • 3sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1cup red grapes, halved
  • 1tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • ¼teaspoon salt
  • ¼teaspoon pepper
  • 2cups dry couscous
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • ½ cup golden raisins
  • 2tablespoons lemon zest
  • 1tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼teaspooon salt
  1. Season chicken with a pinch each of salt and pepper. In a gallon-size resealable plastic bag, combine chicken and 2 tablespoons of the flour; seal bag and shake until chicken is well dusted.
  2. In a large skillet, cook chicken in hot oil over medium heat about 8 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Drain fat.
  3. Add garlic to same pan and cook over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring continuously, for 1 minute. Add wine, broth, mushrooms, onions, and thyme. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 20 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (175°F). Add grapes and cook for 2 minutes. Transfer chicken and vegetables to a serving platter; keep warm.
  4. Meanwhile, cook couscous according to package directions. Fluff with a fork and stir in almond slices, golden raisins, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt.
  5. Stir wine mixture in skillet and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Mash butter with remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Whisk butter-flour mixture, salt, and pepper into sauce; cook for 4–5 minutes.
  6. Pour sauce over chicken and vegetables. Top with additional fresh thyme and serve with couscous.
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Coq au Vin with 
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 164mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 57g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 13g
Protein 25g 50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

PER SERVING (1 thigh, ¼ cup sauce, and ½ cup couscous): 435 cal, 8g fat (4g mono, 2g poly, 2g sat), 61mg chol, 164mg sodium, 57g carb (6g fiber, 13g sugars), 25g protein