Chicken in Red Wine

One thing I miss the most is my mom cooked food and specially her chicken dish! It’s not that she would add a lot of flavor or marinate for hours
yet it would be like something you never tasted before. This is not my Mom’s recipe , I don’t even give a try to that. I mean to say why to spoil the fun of waiting for months just to hear that music in your mouth 😉


Chicken in Red Wine

Chicken in Red Wine


  • 1 lbs chicken, a combination of legs and breast
  • 1 medium onion grated
  • 10 to 12 pearl onions
  • 1 medium tomato grated
  • 2 medium potatoes, each cut in big cubes
  • 1 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 3 cloves finely chopped garlic
  • 2 tbs finely chopped ginger
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 tbs cumin powder
  • 2 tbs coriander powder
  • 1 tbs chilly powder
  • salt and pepper for taste
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaf
  • oil


  1. In a large bowl combine the chicken with cumin powder, coriander powder, chilly powder, garlic, ginger, salt and pepper.
  2. Pour the wine in the bowl and let the chicken marinate for an hour or two.
  3. Fry the potatoes in a hot pan with some oil, Do not over fry them !
  4. Take the potatoes out and now in the same pan, fry the chicken piece (do not include the manirate water, take one piece at a time and fry it)till it's little brown.
  5. In the same pan add the cinnamon and bay leaf , heat it for a while and then add the grated onion, and the pearl onions and fry them for a while. Now add the grated tomatoes and keep stiring them to make sure they don't get burnt.
  6. Add the manirate mixture from the bowl and keep frying for 5 to 10 mins .
  7. Add the fried chicken in the pan , pour some hot water , lower the heat and let it for another 10 to 15 mins. Make sure the water is reduced to half and the the gravy looks thick
  8. Add the chopped cilantro , taste for salt and add if you think it's not enough.
  9. Serve hot ... delicious !!
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