Spanish-style Coq au Vin


Spanish-style Coq au Vin

Vino de Pollo a la Española (Spanish Chicken Wine Stew)

In Spanish cuisine, hearty stews are a beloved tradition. This Spanish-style Coq au Vin is a delightful adaptation of the classic French dish. Tender chicken is simmered in a rich and flavorful red wine sauce, infused with Spanish spices and ingredients. This comforting dish is perfect for gatherings or cozy family dinners.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

2 hours

2 hours and 20 minutes

4 servings


Mediterranean diet, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Low carb, High protein

Chorizo (pork)

Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Keto, Nut-free


While the French Coq au Vin traditionally uses Burgundy wine and French herbs, this Spanish adaptation incorporates Spanish red wine, such as Rioja, and spices like smoked paprika and saffron. The dish also includes Spanish ingredients like chorizo and piquillo peppers, adding a unique Spanish twist to the flavors. We alse have the original recipe for Coq au vin, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 450 kcal / 1880 KJ
  • Fat: 25g (Saturated Fat: 7g)
  • Carbohydrates: 10g (Sugars: 4g)
  • Protein: 40g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and brown them on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
  2. 2.
    In the same pot, add the chorizo and cook until it releases its oils. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, mushrooms, and piquillo peppers. Sauté until the vegetables are softened.
  3. 3.
    Return the chicken to the pot and add the bay leaves, smoked paprika, saffron, red wine, and chicken broth. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. 4.
    Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover the pot and simmer for about 1.5 to 2 hours, or until the chicken is tender and the flavors have melded together.
  5. 5.
    Remove the bay leaves and adjust the seasoning if needed. Serve the Spanish-style Coq au Vin hot, garnished with fresh parsley.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Chorizo — Choose a high-quality Spanish chorizo for the best flavor. If unavailable, you can substitute with another spicy cured sausage.

Tips & Tricks

  • For a deeper flavor, marinate the chicken in the red wine overnight before cooking.
  • Serve the Spanish-style Coq au Vin with crusty bread or over a bed of rice to soak up the delicious sauce.
  • If you prefer a thicker sauce, you can mix a tablespoon of cornstarch with a little water and add it to the stew during the last few minutes of cooking.

Serving advice

Serve the Spanish-style Coq au Vin hot, accompanied by crusty bread or steamed rice. Garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of color.

Presentation advice

Present the Spanish-style Coq au Vin in a deep serving dish, allowing the vibrant red wine sauce to shine. Sprinkle some chopped parsley on top for an elegant touch.