Coq au Riesling


This is my recipe for Coq au Riesling. I swap out the regular bacon for Canadian Bacon. Instead of leeks I used celery and swapped out the garlic for Tarragon, Thyme and Coriander.


  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) whole cut-up chicken, with skin
  • 10 slice of Canadian bacon diced
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of Coriander (to be sprinkled on all pieces of the chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon of dried Tarragon or 4 sprigs of fresh Tarragon
  • 3 sprigs of Thyme
  • 2 1/2 cups of sweet Riesling wine
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chopped flat-leaf parsley leaves (Optional)


  1. Sprinkle chicken with the coriander.
  2. In medium pot, cook the Canadian bacon on medium heat until slightly brown 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add the chicken and cook them for about 4 minutes each side until the skin is browned.
  4. Now chop the celery and carrots.
  5. Add the celery, carrots, bacon and wine to the pot.
  6. Put the lid on and cook for 35minutes.
  7. Add the parsley towards about 25 minutes into the cooking.

For a side you can steam some broccoli, or add a piece of avocado, or pair the chicken with some simple couscous.
**In the video I mention that the recipe calls for 4 carrots and 4 celery stalks. I should state that I had already cut 2 of the carrots and 2 of the celery prior and then cut the rest on camera.wpid-1373845103098.jpg

Published by Irritable Life

Institute of Culinary Education Alumni with a MacGyver mentality in the kitchen 2 cope w/IBS. Love DDP Yoga and Transcendental Meditation

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