This isn’t your traditional stuffed mushrooms recipe – these mushrooms have all the great flavors of coq au vin in one tasty bite. It’s the perfect appetizer!

This isn't your traditional stuffed mushrooms recipe - they put all the great flavors of coq au vin into one tasty bite. It's the perfect appetizer! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

When I was in high school, my family hosted a student from France for two summers. We also went to France and stayed with her family a few weeks. The memories will be with me forever and one of the things I remember most is, of course, the food! The food was unreal in France but our exchange student also did some cooking for us while she stayed in our home. Crêpes, tarte Tatin, and coq au vin — oh, how I wish I could transport her into my kitchen right this moment to whip up some delicious food.

I took the flavors of coq au vin and turned them into these little stuffed mushrooms. They make a great appetizer, but the filling would also be amazing in a larger portabella mushroom for an entree recipe.

These coq au vin stuffed mushrooms include bacon, chicken, red wine, onion and fresh thyme. Cheese isn’t traditionally included in coq au vin but I wanted something to hold the filling together, plus I’m a big fan of cheese.

These appetizers are little flavor bombs. They’re rich without being overly rich. I like that these stuffed mushrooms are a little unique, too.

With a fancy name! “Coq au vin” literally means rooster in wine, in case anyone asks. 

This isn't your traditional stuffed mushrooms recipe - they put all the great flavors of coq au vin into one tasty bite. It's the perfect appetizer! Get the recipe on RachelCooks.com!

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Coq Au Vin Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Coq Au Vin Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This isn’t your traditional stuffed mushrooms recipe – these mushrooms have all the great flavors of coq au vin in one tasty bite. It’s the perfect appetizer!

Ingredients

  • 20 ounces large white mushrooms (10-12)
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 cooked chicken breast – very finely diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely minced fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 6-8 teaspoons panko bread crumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Remove stems from mushrooms. Chop stems finely and reserve. Place mushroom caps in a baking dish.
  3. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy.
  4. Remove bacon from pan and place on a paper towel-lined plate. Leave bacon grease in pan.
  5. Add onions and carrots, turning heat down if needed to keep onions from burning. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until onions are translucent and carrots are softening. Add chopped mushroom stems, pepper, garlic, and finely diced chicken. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are cooked.
  6. Add red wine and increase heat to medium-high. Continue to cook and stir until nearly all of the liquid is gone. Remove from heat and stir in thyme.
  7. Pour mixture into a bowl to cool slightly. Add cheese and cooked bacon and stir to combine. Using a spoon, fill mushroom caps with this mixture – it’s okay if they overflow a little.
  8. Sprinkle panko bread crumbs over mushrooms.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool to touch and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 mushrooms
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 149 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 29mg Sodium: 221mg Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Protein: 13g
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Verdict: Love this stuffed mushrooms recipe! I shared with my neighbor and she enjoyed them as well.
Husband’s take: “This recipe is blog-worthy.” I’m not sure what that means for all the other recipes on my site.
Changes I would make: None are necessary.
Difficulty: The little buggers are a bit of a pain to stuff. It’s somewhat time-consuming but still easy.