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COQ AU VIN

Coq Au Vin is a classic French dish that is known for its rich sauce and tender chicken. The dish is made by slowly braising chicken in a mixture of red wine, bacon, onions, garlic, and a variety of herbs and spices. The combination of ingredients creates a deep and complex flavour profile that perfectly complements the juicy and tender chicken.
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INGREDIENTS: SERVES 4

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 350°f.

  1. In an oven proof dish heat the rapeseed oil until hot, add the bacon and cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until crispy. Remove the bacon to a kitchen paper, keep a little of the bacon fat in the pan.
  2. Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Over medium heat, brown chicken in reserved bacon fat, working with only 2-3 pieces at a time, about 5 minutes. Set chicken aside.
  3. In the same pan add, shallots, and soften for a few minutes, add the wine and chicken stock, bring to the boil, and add the chicken, carrots, bouquet garnie, garlic powder, tomato paste and cooked bacon. Add mushrooms, stir and allow to simmer for about 1 minute.
  4.  cover the pot with a tightfitting lid and place in the oven. Braise for 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and place back on top of the stove.
  6. In a small bowl mix together melted butter with flour and stir in ¼ cup liquid from braising pan. Pour mixture back into the pan. Stir and cover. Cook for 10 minutes longer over medium heat. Season to taste.
  7. Top with parsley and serve with buttered rice or mashed potatoes.