Coq Au Vin Stew


Beefy onion soup mix and red wine combine with chicken thighs, mushrooms, and onions for a succulent slow cooker stew.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 20 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 3 pound chicken thighs, skinned

  • 1 envelope beefy onion soup mix (1/2 of a 2.2-ounce package)

  • 1 ½ cup loose-pack frozen small whole onions

  • 2 cup fresh button or wild mushrooms, quartered

  • ½ cup dry red wine

  • Hot-cooked mashed potatoes (optional)

  • Snipped fresh basil or parsley (optional)


  1. Lightly coat a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Cook chicken thighs, several at a time, in the hot skillet until brown; drain off fat. Place chicken thighs in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker.

  2. Sprinkle chicken thighs with dry soup mix. Add onions and mushrooms. Pour wine over all.

  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or on high-heat setting for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Using a slotted spoon, remove chicken from slow cooker. Use a fork to remove chicken from the bone, shredding it into bite-size pieces. Discard bones. Return chicken to mixture in cooker. If desired, serve with hot mashed potatoes and sprinkle with basil. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

305 Calories
8g Fat
12g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 305
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 161mg 54%
Sodium 759mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 8.3mg 42%
Calcium 80.8mg 6%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 607mg 13%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.6mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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