After travelling through France, I was fortunate enough to have sampled a decent chunk of French cuisine. My favourite dish was Coq au Vin. When I returned home, I was eager to recreate that wonderful dish in my own home. This recipe does take a decent amount of preparation, but the result is well worth the wait. Serve with mashed potatoes and your choice of vegetables as the side.
When I decided to try this recipe I already knew that it wasn't " coq au vin" - cream and cheese and tomatoes do not belong in that dish. But it looked interesting enough, so I gave it a go. Sadly, it just doesn't stand up to the classic. I missed the celery, the tomatoes did not add much, and I did not enjoy the combination of the cheese with the chicken. I think I will stick with a more traditional recipe. - 19 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I sort of knew all along that this receipe was going to be really good. I got a bit confused which the receipe called for chopped onion and stated to place the sliced onion on the top. Nonetheless, I jump right over that insignificant hurdle and made it to the finish line. I added the reserve liquid that the receipe wanted to split away in the very begining because I don't believe in wasting something so good tasting. I am serving mashed potatoes and glazed carrots. This receipe is a WINNER! - 23 Oct 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Very, very good! A lot of steps, but well worth it. My house smelled like an expensive French restaurant, and the meal tasted like it. Thank you! - 02 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)