Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Coq au vin

Coq au Vin

Coq Au Vin or rooster in wine, in this particular case Chicken in Red Wine, and is just that this delicious French plate is so easy to make, that you could have an amazing and memorable dinner or meal in less than an hour, and the result hmmm-mmm a super juicy and tender chicken, cooked in a robust red wine sauce, with some sautéed mushrooms and caramelized spring onions, it really is mouthwatering! *-*

And the fact that I really enjoy to cook doesn’t mean that I like to wait like three or four hours to a meal comes out right, that’s one of the reasons behind my devout love for Coq Au Vin, in the end you have a dish that look just like you were slaved for hours in the kitchen but after 45 minutes you end up with something that smells superb and all those delightful and fine fragrances from the pot flow through the kitchen to your home… and that’s not all Coq Au Vin dresses any table in a fine lining like no other, so it’s also perfect to entertain guests, you can definitely charm them with this effortless and nourishing dish ;D

Coq au Vin

The outstanding taste of the Coq Au Vin, comes thru the fusion of all these rich ingredients, a good quality red wine and a lot of good old L-O-V-E, seriously you don’t have to be a grand chef to make friends and family adore this dish. This recipe of Coq Au Vin that I’m sharing with you is an adaptation from "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" by Julia Child, a book that I truly enjoy, and if you’re a fan too of French Cuisine, the old-school techniques and more is a MUST have!  

Coq au Vin

Vanessa Hernández
Published 10/21/2015
Chicken in red wine with sautéed mushrooms and caramelized spring onions, a classical French dish that will make you feel at home like no other… n_n


  • 100 gr (3.5 oz.) of bacon
  • 1 kg (35 oz.) of chicken tights
  • 2 cups of red wine (I used Calixa Cabernet Syrah by Monte Xanic)
  • 1 cup of chicken broth
  • ½ tbsp. of tomato paste
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ¼ tsp. of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup of spring onions, caramelized
  • ½ cup of mushrooms, sautéed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp. of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. of butter
  • Parsley, freshly chopped to garnish

  • Instructions

    1. In a Dutch oven cook the bacon until brown and crispy, off the heat and reserve.
    2. With the grease left by the bacon seal the chicken tights. You must dry every piece with kitchen towel before going to the pot, try not to overcrowd the pot either to make sure the perfect golden brown piece of chicken is achieved n_n Once the chicken is ready low the heat and put back the bacon to the pot, season with salt and pepper and add the red wine and the chicken broth, let simmer for a a couple of minutes and add the tomato paste and the bay leaf and thyme.
    3. Cover your pot and cook until the chicken nice and tender about 25 to 35 minutes.
    4. In the meantime, put a pan over high heat add a tablespoon of butter and one of olive oil and brown the spring onions, when they turn to a golden color add a hint of red wine and sautéed until caramelized, and reserve.
    5. For the mushrooms, add to the pan one tablespoon of butter and one of olive oil, wait to the pan is completely heated and sautéed the mushrooms, add some spring onions finely chopped to enhance the flavor, season with salt and pepper and reserve.
    6. When the chicken is cooked through strain it from the pot and let the sauce to simmer on low heat, add the butter and flour to thicken the stew, when the sauce has thickened return the chicken back to the pot and add the mushrooms and spring onions, sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley to garnish. Coq Au Vin is perfect with steamed herb potatoes.

    Yield: 4 servings
    Prep Time: 00 hrs. 20 mins.
    Cook time: 00 hrs. 25 mins.
    Total time: 45 mins.
    Tags: Coq Au Vin, Chicken, Red Wine, Mushrooms, Spring Onion, Chicken in Red Wine, French Recipe, International Recipe, Easy Recipes, Every-day Recipes, Monte Xanic, French Cuisine.

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