Hearty Coq au Vin
This hearty Instant Pot Coq au Vin Blanc is a classic comfort food. A twist on the traditional Coq au Vin, this dish pairs so well with heavenly Instant Pot mashed potatoes and parsnips.
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
6servings 10minutes
Cook Time
  • 6 chicken thighsor drumsticks, bone-in, skinless
  • saltto taste
  • black pepperto taste
  • 4 strips bacondiced
  • 2cups leekscleaned well and diced
  • 1 1/2cups baby carrots
  • 2cups mushroomssliced or quartered
  • 1tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1tablespoon garlicminced
  • 1/4cup brandy
  • 2cups dry white wine
  • 2cups chicken brothpreferably homemade
  • 1cup pearl onionsfrozen
  • 4sprigs fresh thymeor 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3tablespoons buttersoftened
  • 5teaspoons all-purpose flour
  1. Pat the chicken dry, and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. Press ‘Sauté’ and cook bacon until crisp. Press ‘Cancel’ and remove bacon; set aside.
  3. Press ‘Sauté’ and brown the chicken in batches. Remove and set aside.
  4. Sauté mushrooms and set aside.
  5. Cook leeks and carrots until leeks are soft, about 1 minute.
  6. Stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook till tomato paste begins to change color and/or begins to stick to the bottom of the pan, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  7. Turn off Instant Pot and deglaze with brandy, until almost evaporated, stirring often.
  8. Stir in chicken, wine, broth, pearl onions and thyme and close the Instant Pot. Cook on ‘Manual’ for 15 minutes.
  9. While Chicken is cooking, mix together the softened butter and flour.
  10. Do a Quick Release of pressure when cooking time is up and open the Instant Pot. Stir in the sauteed mushrooms.
  11. Press ‘Sauté’ and drop the butter and flour mixture into the Instant Pot using a teaspoon.
  12. Stir the coq au vin and simmer until thickened.
  13. Top each serving with bacon. Serve with Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips.
  14. Note: If the Instant Pot gets too hot while sauteing the first set of ingredients, turn it off to cool it down every so often.