just finished eating coq au vin that ive spent the last few hours making. first time eating it and i must say it was some good shite. i followed julia childs recipe to a T except for the thyme, which my wife hates. it probably could have used it though. i ended up putting some parsley in instead. served with rice like a true southerner.
if you make it, dont skimp on the wine since it is the main ingredient. i used 3 cups of a $15 bottle of french beaujolais and 2 cups of beef stock
I almost made chicken that way today but the first few recipes called for overnight. Instead I did smothered chicken with red wine for half the stock. It was awesome. One of the better meals I've cooked.