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Coq Au Vin Recipe
A French country classic - chicken in red wine with bacon and mushrooms.
- Total Cook Time 50 mins
- Prep Time 10 mins
- Cook Time 40 mins
- Recipe Servings8
Ingredients of Coq Au Vin
- 1 jointed chicken with the skin
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 100 gm bacon - cut into 1/2
- 3 Tbsp cognac (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- 350 ml red wine
- 250 ml chicken stock
- 1 tsp thick tomato paste
- 2 tsp garlic paste
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp butter
- 1 tsp flour
- 100 gm button onions- browned in butter
- 250 gm quartered mushrooms - browned in butter
- Chopped parsley to garnish
How to Make Coq Au VinHideShow Media
Brown chicken in hot butter. Remove from pan and add bacon strips and saute until golden
Replace chicken in pan and flambe with Cognac.
Pour in wine and stock.
Add tomato and garlic paste, bay leaf and thyme.
Cover pan and simmer for 25 minutes till chicken is tender. Remove chicken pieces.
Let sauce and thicken with 1 tea spoon of butter mixed with flour.
Add onions and mushrooms to the pan. Allow to heat and spoon over the chicken.
Serve with parsley potatoes and buttered peas.