Coq Au Vin Soup Coq Au Vin Soup

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We've tweaked the classic French dish by turning it into a hearty soup that's faster and easier than the traditional braised recipe. If you don't have redskinned potatoes, substitute with yellow-fleshed spuds.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2014


  • 2 slices sodium-reduced bacon chopped
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 450 g boneless skinless chicken thighs cut in 3/4-inch (2 cm) chunks
  • 500 g red-skinned potatoes (about 4), cut in 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes
  • 1 pkg cremini mushrooms thinly sliced
  • 1 leek (white and light green parts only), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 2/3 cups dry white wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


In Dutch oven or large heavy pot, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, about 4 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to paper towel–lined plate. Set aside.

In same Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat; saut? chicken until golden, about 3 minutes. Using slotted spoon, remove to plate. Set aside.

In same Dutch oven, cook potatoes, mushrooms, leek and garlic over medium heat, stirring, until mushrooms and leek soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute. Stir in broth, wine, salt, pepper and 1 cup water; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer gently just until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in bacon and chicken; cook, uncovered, until chicken is no longer pink inside, about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley.

Nutritional facts per serving: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 617 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 20 g
  • Calories 238.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Cholesterol 67 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g


  • Iron 16.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Vitamin A 5.0
  • Vitamin C 32.0
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