Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Chicken in Red Wine Sauce

Hey guys, I am back! I was on vacation in the Netherlands so I apologize for the lack of posts. I am back with a great recipe for the chilly nights we are all experiencing, even me in AZ!

This recipe comes from the Cooking on Your Own by Henry Lewis Creel book I recently picked up.

Lets gather up some ingredients. You will need some mushrooms, flour, butter, chicken (I used thighs of course) red wine, chicken broth, shallot, garlic, thyme, parsley and a bay leaf.

Measure out or chop your herbs if you are using fresh.

Cut up your mushrooms and shallot. Measure out your flour too so that you are all ready once you start to cook.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Never skip this step, you have to season your food!!

Once you are prepped, get the butter down in a pan. I might have used more than the recipe called for.

Brown the chicken skin side down for about 6 minutes then give it a flip. Cook it for another 5-6 minutes.

Add the mushrooms, garlic and shallot and cook for one minute.

Sprinkle the flour evenly over everything.

Pour in the broth (or water), wine, thyme, parsley and bay leaf and cover and simmer on low for 20 minutes.

Take off the lid and check your progress, looks about ready to me!

I would serve this with a nice piece of bread to soak up all of that yummy wine sauce. I am glad to be back, thanks for all the great comments and emails while I was gone, I appreciate all of them so much.


  1. Hey Rhonda! Welcome home...hope you had a great trip! They just opened up a new gourmet food store in robinson that had the biggest shallots on the planet. I bought some & thought "I need to go thru the Dining Alone archives to find something to make with them!". Now I have something...

    still love this site!! Go Stillers!

  2. Beautiful final picture!

    Do we get pictures of your trip?

  3. Welcome back!

    So this is really coq au vin for one? Wonderful!

  4. Mmmm this looks delicious.

    I am so glad you are back, I missed your blog posts!