Coq au vin

Cooking with Nicolle at Riegelmann's Appliance
Ingredients
  • 1/2 lb bacon slices
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced
  • 3 lbs chicken thighs and legs, excess fat trimmed
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups leftover red wine (pinot noir, burgundy, or zinfandel)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Several fresh thyme sprigs
  • Severa; fresj parsley sprigs
  • 1/2 lb Portobello Mushrooms, cubed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish
Directions

Brown bacon on medium high heat in a dutch oven big enough to hold the chicken, about 10 minutes. Remove the cooked bacon, set aside. Keep the bacon fat in the pan. Working in batches if necessary, add onions and chicken, skin side down. Brown the chicken well, on all sides, about 10 minutes. Halfway through the browning, add the garlic and sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.

Spoon off any excess fat. Add the chicken stock, wine, and herbs. Add back the bacon. Lower heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 minutes, or until chicken is tender and cooked through. Remove chicken and onions to a separate platter. Remove the bay leaves, herb sprigs, garlic, and discard.

Add mushrooms to the remaining liquid and turn the heat to high. Boil quickly and reduce the liquid by three fourths until it becomes thick and saucy. Lower the heat, stir in the butter. Return the chicken and onions to the pan to reheat and coat with sauce. Adjust seasoning. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Serves 6. Serve with potatoes or rice.

 

Cooking with Nicolle at Riegelmann's Appliance

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