20-Minute Coq au Vin

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Prep Time

5 mins

Cook Time

8-9 mins

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Coq au vin in 20 minutes? Julia Child could never! Chicken drumsticks braise beautifully in the microwave with red wine sauce and root vegetables. Marinate overnight in the Extra Large dish for a more intense color and flavor!

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

The Medium Shallow Dish

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The Medium Shallow Dish


  • 2 chicken drumsticks
  • ¼ large (30g) carrot, cut into about ½ “ slices
  • 2 cremini mushrooms, trimmed and cleaned
  • 1-2 small Yukon potatoes, halved
  • ¼ cup (60ml) dry red wine
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ bay leaf


  1. Note: For best color and flavor, we recommend marinating the chicken in red wine overnight!
  2. Add all the ingredients in the Extra Large Anyday dish. 
  3. Cover with the lid (knob lifted). Cook in the microwave for 8-9 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and the vegetables are soft. Discard bay leaf. 
  4. Enjoy with crusty bread, if desired.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Use any kind of mushroom, such as button, oyster, or hen of the woods.
  • Use chicken wings or thighs if drumsticks are not available.
  • You may substitute carrots for parsnips.

Recipe notes

  • Marinate the chicken overnight in the wine for a deeper flavor and intense color.
  • Serve with crusty bread or creamy polenta.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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