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Barbecued Chicken Thighs Au Vin

This take on coq au vin is an easy way to achieve the flavours of the classic dish without committing to the extensive time and effort it takes. All of the key flavours of coq au vin are present in the marinade and allowed to develop as the chicken sits prior to cooking. The barbecue brings these flavours to a whole new level.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 3 hours 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min


6 chicken thighs
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp shallots, finely-chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup red currant jelly
½ cup red wine
¼ cup chicken broth
¼ cup orange juice
1 tsp orange zest, grated
½ tsp mustard powder
½ tsp ginger, ground

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Place chicken thighs in plastic bag; set in bowl.

  2. In saucepan, heat oil and butter; add shallots and garlic, cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until softened.

  3. Add jelly, wine, stock, orange zest, mustard and ginger. Heat only until jelly has melted. Remove from heat; let cool to lukewarm.

  4. Pour marinade over chicken.

  5. Press air out of bag and secure with twist tie.

  6. Marinate at least 3 hours or overnight in refrigerator. Drain marinade into saucepan, bring to boil; simmer 5 minutes, reserve.

  7. Place chicken thighs, skin side up, on greased grill about 5 inches (12 cm) from heat.

  8. Cook over medium-hot coals (medium-high on gas-fired grill) for 20 minutes, brushing occasionally with marinade.

  9. Turn and cook 10 minutes longer or until internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

Helpful Tip

For extra rich flavour, marinate overnight.

Nutrition Info

Per 170 g serving Amount
Protein22 g
Fat10 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Carbohydrate12 g
Sugar8 g
Cholesterol100 mg
Sodium115 mg
Per 170 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A4
Vitamin C15
Vitamin B623
Vitamin B1220