Coq au Vin is a classic French dish of braising chicken with wine, mushrooms, garlic and bacon. You can use bacon or pancetta, it’s a win-win either way, right? Julia Child helped make this dish increasingly popular in the United States, it was often thought of as one of her signature dishes. Red wine, specifically Red Burgundy is typically used, although you could always try it with a different varietal if you want.
You could definitely describe this as a rustic, yet elegant dish, ultimate comfort food. If you prepare it for guests, they will definitely be impressed with all of the flavors and the presentation. The beauty of it is that it looks much more difficult than it is. It is actually pretty easy, if you plan ahead and follow the steps. Your house will smell great, warm and inviting. Make it ahead and you’re ready to enjoy and relax with your family and friends.