Low Calorie and Delish, Coq au Vin

This is a wonderful low-calorie, low-fat, Paleo, gluten-free 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 skinny version uses white wine instead of red wine, which creates a lighter-tasting sauce and is cooked on the stovetop instead of the oven. Each serving has 255 calories and 4 grams of fatIt smells so wonderful while cooking and is truly a gourmet treasure.
Low Calorie and Delish, Coq au Vin

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 4 servings (about 1½ cups for each serving)

Food Facts

This classic French dish, when literally translated, means “rooster with wine.” In days past, farmers kept roosters for breeding purposes until they were several years old, which necessitated long slow cooking to tenderize them for eating. To accomplish this, the rooster was cooked slowly with mushrooms, onions, bacon, herbs, and red wine.

Shopping Tips
No need to use an expensive bottle of white wine for this dish.  I usually buy a very inexpensive wine such as Trader Joe’s Charles Shaw wine. It’s known as the Two Buck Chuck!

Serving Tips

Serve this dish over ½ cup of mashed potatoes. Try my Dreamy, Dairy Free, Skinny Mashed Potatoes

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (about 1½ cups)
255 calories, 4g fat, 1g sat. fat, 31g protein, 15g carbs, 4g fiber, 374mg sodium, 5g sugar
FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
65 calories, 0g sat. fat, 1g sugar, 0g prot.


Low Calorie and Delish, Coq au Vin

Low Calorie and Delish, Coq au Vin

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 255 kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 2-inch chunks
  • A little salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour (coconut or almond flour for gluten-free or Paleo diet)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced in half
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth, see shopping tips
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions
  • 1 cup frozen peas


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


Serving: 1.5cupsCalories: 255kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 31gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 374mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gBlue Smart Points: 2Green Smart Points: 4Plus Points: 5
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