2000s Recipes + Menus
New Coq au Vin
Braised Chicken with Celery and Garlic
- Active time:25 min
- Start to finish:50 min
- 6 chicken thighs with skin and bone (2 lb)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 10 garlic cloves, halved
- 3 celery ribs, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
Pat chicken dry and season with 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it shimmers. Sear chicken, skin side down, in 2 batches until golden brown (do not turn), 3 to 5 minutes, then transfer to a plate.
Pour off all but 2 Tbsp fat from skillet. Cook garlic and celery in skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden and just beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add wine and boil, uncovered, until reduced by about half, 3 to 5 minutes. Add water and bring to a simmer.
Return chicken, skin side up, to skillet and simmer, partially covered, until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley.