The meal, the legend, the flavor… coq au vin was made famous in this hemisphere by Julia Child and has remained a beloved and classic culinary feat ever since. Our version here may not make it into the next edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but what it lacks in strict authenticity, it more than makes up for in rich flavor. Fluffy potatoes provide the perfect bed for a juicy bone-in chicken breast and a red wine reduction that's made to savor and sop up. Make this meal, with these flavors, and you'll be a legend in your own kitchen.
Tip: Get that pan as hot as you can before adding the chicken, skin side down. A hot pan will properly crisp the skin, giving it texture and flavor.