Organic Coq Au Vin

coq au vin

This recipe may sound fancy, but we ensure you it is not as hard to make as it is to pronounce! This simplified version of the classic French dish features chicken simmered in a mixture of red wine, broth, vegetables, and fresh herbs. Serve this delectable combination with a green salad and you have yourself a very elegant meal.

Serves 4-6


  • 4 Organic, Free Range Chicken Breasts
  • 1 cup fresh mushrooms, any kind
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup red wine
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • ¾ tsp dried marjoram
  • ¾ tsp dried thyme
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup organic chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1/8 cup coconut flour


  1. Cover the bottom of a large pot or dutch oven with grapeseed or coconut oil. Sautee chicken over medium heat until browned on all sides (about 15 minutes).
  2. Add the mushrooms, carrots, wine, onions, parsley, garlic, marjoram, thyme, chicken broth, pepper, bay leaf, and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Add more water if necessary- you want the liquid to almost cover the ingredients.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chicken, mushrooms, carrot, and onions to a platter discarding the bay leaf. Cover to keep warm.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 1 cup of the liquid from the pot with 1/8 cup of coconut flour. Stir to mix, then cook until bubbly.
  5. Pour broth over chicken and vegetables to serve or merely put everything back into the pot.

coq au vin

Dr. B.J. Hardick

About Dr. B.J. Hardick

Raised in a holistic family, Dr. B.J. Hardick is the co-author of the best-selling Maximized Living Nutrition Plans, used in natural health clinics worldwide, and a contributing author for its follow-up publication, The Cancer Killers. Dr. Hardick shares his own journey dealing with heavy metal toxicity in Real Detox, his e-Book available on An organic food fanatic and green living aficionado, all Dr. Hardick’s passions are anchored in helping others achieve ecologically sound, healthy, and balanced lives. Learn More