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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Coq Au Vin Like Mother Used to Make

A delicious,chicken,recipe,cooked in red wine,with bacon,onions,mushrooms and herbs,Great dish to impress your dinner guests,

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Coq Au Vin


50 g./ 2 oz. bacon fat
1 x 2 kg./ 4 lb. chicken,cut into serving pieces
3 bacon slices,chopped
2 celery stalks,chopped
1 garlic clove,crushed
30 ml./ 2 tbs. flour
425 ml./ 15 fl. oz. red wine ( only use a wine quality that you would enjoy drinking ! )
1 bouquet garni
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper
175 g./  
 6 oz. mushrooms,sliced
12 pickling onions
50 g./ 2 oz. butter


a) Melt the bacon fat in a flameproof casserole
b) Add the chicken pieces and brown on all sides
c) Transfer to a plate
d) Add the bacon,celery and garlic to the casserole and fry until the bacon is crisp
e) Stir in the flour until it forms a paste
f) Gradually add the wine,bouquet garni,bay leaf and salt and pepper to taste,and bring to the boil
g) Return the chicken to the casserole,cover and put into the oven preheated to warm ( 170*C/ 325* F or Gas Mark 3 ).Cook for 45 minutes
h) Meanwhile fry the mushrooms and onions in the butter for 5 minutes
i) Add to the casserole and stir to mix
j) Re-cover and continue to cook for 45 minutes,or until the chicken is cooked through.

Serves 4-6