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Low Calorie and Delish, Coq au Vin Recipe
by Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox

Low Calorie and Delish, Coq au Vin

This is a wonderful low calorie and low fat version of the French classic chicken dish. The French pronunciation is kɔk o vɛ̃. It’s so easy and straightforward. I’ve served it many times and everyone loves it. My version uses white wine instead of red wine, which creates a lighter tasting sauce and is cooked on the stove top instead of the oven. The skinny for 1 serving, 234 calories, 3 grams of fat and 5 Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS. A regular recipe has 572 calories and 30 grams of fat. It smells so wonderful while cooking and is truly a gourmet treasure.

Rating: 5/5
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Prep time: France French
Cook time: Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • A little salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced in half
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions
  • 1 cup frozen peas


  1. Add chicken chunks to a bowl. Season with a little salt and pepper and toss with flour.
  2. Coat a large nonstick pan with cooking spray. Add chicken, brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, heat 2 teaspoons olive oil. Saute mushrooms, carrots and tomato paste over medium-high heat. Cook 3 minutes.
  4. Add wine and broth and deglaze the pan. Continue to simmer for about 8 minutes until reduced by half. Add thyme sprigs and chicken. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in onions and peas and simmer for about 3-5 minutes more until onions and peas are heated through.
  6. Makes 4 servings (about 1½ cups for each serving)