Coq au Blanc

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coq au blanc in a pan

Coq au Blanc

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Dinner
  • Diet: Gluten Free


  • 8 chicken thighs — bone-in, skin on
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 12 cups warmed chicken stock (use compliant if Whole30)
  • ¾ cup green olives
  • ½ cup chopped basil
  • ½ cup parsley, chopped
  • 1½ Tablespoons garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons macerated preserved Meyer lemon MAGIC ELIXIRS
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and brown the chicken thighs on skin-side down first until golden brown and crispy, about 4 minutes. Then flip and cook for about 3 minutes until browned, but not cooked through. Work in batches and set browned thighs aside on a plate.
  3. Lower the heat to medium, throw in sliced garlic and brown for about 30 seconds. Remove the garlic and set aside with the chicken.
  4. If the oil is burned, wipe out the chicken oil and add 2 tablespoons fresh olive oil. Over medium heat, add the chopped celery, onions and carrots to make the mirepoix. Cook for about 7-10 minutes or until caramelized.
  5. Return chicken to pan. Stir in 2 teaspoons of macerated preserved lemon with 1 cup of warmed chicken stock. Pour the mixture over the chicken.
  6. Cover and put in the oven for 40 minutes at 350°F.
  7. Remove from the oven and pour in enough chicken stock to cover the bottom of the pan, but do not fill above the skin on the chicken thighs. Then toss in olives and sprinkle with the parsley, basil, lemons and place back in oven, uncovered, for 20 min.
  8. Remove and serve.

Keywords: whole30 chicken recipes, chicken recipes

87 thoughts on “Coq au Blanc

  1. Would love to win this for my daughter. We both follow you, such an inspiration. Just prepped my whole 30 lunch for work tomorrow with your recipes and topped with your marinated onions – amazing!

    1. Hopefully you’re watching the stories… We have new giveaways around the corner, all the time!

  2. Ahhh! I incorrectly entered my email address so I had to submit a second entry, please don’t disqualify me! Thank you

    1. We wouldn’t disqualify you, but don’t stop entering, as we have a lot of giveaways!

  3. The recipe was excellent! Thanks for the inspiration.

    1. Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed it! It’s certainly one of our favorites!

  4. Please!!!!

    1. Don’t give up!!

  5. Hope the give away color is this brilliant blue. Even if I don’t win, someone will be in love with this color just as much as I!

    1. It is a pretty spectacular color… But so are the others!

  6. Fingers crossed 🤞 😃 This is a gorgeous Pam. Love the recipe for sloppy Joe’s! I hope to cooking in this pan soon! 🤞

    1. It really is a gorgeous pan! Thanks for entering… Don’t stop entering our other contests!

  7. Kristina MacDonald September 19, 2017 — 6:57 am

    This is the most gorgeous cooking vessel I’ve ever seen in my life. My life won’t be complete without one… and it’s my favourite colour. It was clearly meant to be 😍

    1. It is pretty darn gorgeous! And we have giveaways quite often with some pretty spectacular goodies!

  8. Brought a calendar to work today to plan out my Whole30 dinners. Now I’m imagining the possibilities of crafting these recipes in this gorgeous cocotte. And my tummy’s grumbling…

    1. So helpful to calendar out your Whole30. Come on over and visit to join us on our 21 day clean sweep prior to the winter holidays.

  9. I would LOVE to win this! I currently do not own any Dutch ovens or stoneware like it. Starter doing Whole30 18 days ago and going strong. A pot like this would really help in all my cooking! Love ya Terri! So glad I found your account!

    1. Oh thanks so much for following! Remember there are always new giveaways to enter over on the stories!

  10. That recipe looks amazing. Anything with green olives must be good. Can’t wait to try it

    1. Right?! So amazing and the green olives is a homerun at my house!

  11. Love your cooking and IG videos. You marinated onions are delish. I would love to win this Staub pan and cook just like you!

    1. Thank you! We really have a lot of fun making the videos. Please come over and view the stories for more giveaways which are always happening or just around the corner.

  12. This is going on my list!!

    1. It’s fabulous!

  13. I’m a new follower. I began the Whole 30 program this month and watch you the week you took over IG Whole 30. Loved it! Now I am loving your blog and IG. Thanks for the recipes!

    1. Thanks for following! We love the Whole30! Come on over and visit to join us on our 21 day clean sweep prior to the winter holidays.

  14. Loved your WHOLE30 takeover on IG!! Addicted to your IG Stories & recipes!! I’m itching to go to London now & try all the food adventures you’ve been posting about! We have a new Airlines at Stewart Int Airport right by me that flies to the U.K.!!! Norwegian Airlines here from upstate NY. I live in the beautiful Hudson Valley! I taught my oldest daughter of 6 kids to cook many years ago, but she quickly surpassed me in her skills & is like a gourmet chef now! I would love ❤️ to give her this gift. For many many years I was extremely ill & bedridden & she so lovingly helped me raise her younger siblings & prepared many a meal for our large family. I was a single mom & she was my “right hand man” so to speak! I cherish her & all she did for all of us all those yrs.☺️ She has many stomach issues & has become vegan but can’t even eat certain vegetables & legumes. So she had to recently start adding salmon & other fish to her diet after many years as a vegan. Her husband started a WHOLE30 several months ago & lost 20 pounds & start sleeping better & his health greatly improved & he continues to eat while 30 & so does my daughter on her limited diet. She’s been gluten free for many years also. She’s so creative & just brilliant in the kitchen with her cooking repetoire! She’s overall an outstanding woman that does full time volunteer work in our community. I am going to share your recipes with her. She still lovingly prepares WHOLE30 meats & other foods she can not have for her husband. Thanks for all you do in sharing your knowledge & creativity in the kitchen with all of us! I’m looking forward to a WHOLE30 myself soon! I’ve been already starting to cook at home with WHOLE30 inspired recipes. Sincerely, @koreanhillie (aka Teresa)

    1. I just saw this note now, so sorry for my delay in responding. Thank you so much for such a generous sharing from your heart. I tried to look for you on instagram, but couldn’t find your account listed above. Please come over to my instagram to find me and say hello.

  15. Ahh! To cook all your delicious meals in a Staib Coquotte. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. We love Staub! Thanks for following and don’t forget to follow along on the stories for all of our other giveaways!

  16. Please don’t forget about us Aussies down under, I’m happy to pay for postage :)))) …. We love your work !
    Irene South Australia. Xxxx

    1. That’s so sweet! So many of the brands will only ship in the US, but definitely contact me through instagram and maybe we can work something out!

  17. It was delicious but there’s a bitter after taste! I’m not sure what I did wrong but I didn’t burn it that’s for sure? Could it be the olives or the lemons?

    1. I don’t know… Certainly that could be the olives and depending on which kind you use. Are you using preserved lemons? Also if you want to problem solve about it the best thing to do is direct message me on Instagram

    2. After talking to you I realize that you did the chicken stock and when you take out a major ingredient… You’re no longer doing the recipe

  18. I ordered your cookbook and it will be here tomorrow! I am so excited! I am planning my menu for this week and wanted to make this but the link for the recipe for macerated preserved lemon MAGIC ELIXIR isnt loading. Care to share? Thank you!!

    1. sorry we just saw this, I’m assuming you have the recipe. Instagram DM is the quickest way to reach me!

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