Chicken in Red Wine Sauce

chicken in red wine sauce

What do you do with a bottle of opened wine that you just never got to finishing? It probably rarely happens, but when it happens, I got an answer for you. Make this dish! It's super simple, fast and tasty.

If you've ever had coq au van and you've like it, you are definitely going to like this dish too. The ingredients are not quite the same but it looks and tastes very similar and I'm pretty sure it's faster to make.

This recipe was inspired by a different chicken recipe my dad used to make when we were kids. The only difference is that he used vinegar instead of wine.

It's best served with rice.

Bon appétit :)


2 Pieces of chicken thighs
2 pieces of chicken breast
1/3 cup corn
1 1/2 cup sliced mushroom
1/3 cup chopped Onions
1/4 cup chopped orange bell pepper
1 tablespoon corn strarch
1 1/2 cup red wine
salt and pepper to taste


Cut the chicken thighs and chicken breasts into smaller pieces and wash them. Coat them in corn starch.
In a medium size pan, caramelize the chopped onions along with the chopped bell pepper. Saute the mushrooms in a separate pan and set aside.

Add the chicken to the onions mix and saute until lightly brown. Add salt and pepper.

Pour the wine and cook for 30 min or until the chicken is cooked.  If after 30 min, the mixture is still watery, mix some flour or corn starch in  2 to 3  tablespoon cold water and add to the mix.

Mix in with the mushrooms and the corn, cook for another 10 min and serve with rice.

Mission Pie

almond pie at mission pie

Are you a cake or pie person? As the picture suggests, I'm actually going to talk about pies. Sorry cake eaters.

Dear pie eater, you will absolutely love Mission Pie. Another gem in the Mission neighborhood, on the corner of Mission and 25th, Mission Pie offers a selection of pies, from banana cream pie to ginger and pear pie . Their big, rustic communal tables, smiling employees, and scrumptious sweet and savory pies makes this place look as San Francisco as it gets.

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, my friend and I  walked into Mission Pie and stood in line  eying the pies on display, not being able to make a decision. I asked one of the employees if I can get in the back and take pictures for my blog. As I was back there taking pictures, I wished I had also asked for a fork and permission to have a bite of every single one of them.

Having guessed that my shameless request for a fork would have probably been rejected, we ordered the lemon pie and the walnut pie. I also got a cappuccino to go with it. The crust was just a right about of thickness and the pie not too sweet. My favorite between the two was the walnut pie.

Walnut Pie

Lemon Pie

We devoured our pies and didn't have room to try another piece, but will definitely be back on probably more than one occasion to try the rest. I should also mention that they have vegan pies as well.

If you are having sunday blues, hungry for something sweet late at night, or if you just have a sweet tooth, pay a visit to Mission Pie. The pies will put a smile on your face and your tummy will be happy.