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Coq au Vin - A French classic dish

Course Poultry
Cuisine French
Keyword chicken, wine
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories 3163 kcal


  • 4 lbs chicken 1 4 to 5 pounds cut into pieces chicken
  • 12 pearl onions 12 small pearl onions
  • 4.5 ounce bacon 4 1/2 ounces cut into strips bacon
  • 0.25 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Cognac 1 tablespoon Cognac
  • 1 red wine 1 bottle Beaujolais or Bordeaux red wine
  • 1 bouquet garni 1 bouquet garni
  • 2 garlic 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 7 ounces mushrooms 7 ounces mushrooms
  • 2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 0.25 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp unbleached all purpose flour 1 tablespoon unbleached all purpose flour
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  1. Season the chicken pieces well. Peel the pearl onions. In a small pan boil some water and add the bacon. Blanch for 3 to 4 minutes and drain.

  2. In a casserole melt the ¼ cup butter and 1 tablespoon oil. Add the bacon and the onions and fry until golden. Remove and drain thoroughly. Brown the pieces of chicken in the fat in the casserole, turning them over several times.

  3. Return the bacon and onions to the casserole. Heat 1 tablespoon Cognac, pour into the casserole and ignite. Pour the whole (750ml) of red wine, 1 bouquet Garni and 2 crushed garlic gloves. Bring slowly to the boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

  4. Thinly slice the mushrooms. Fry them in the 2 tablespoons butter and add to the casserole. Continue cooking for another 20-25 minutes.

  5. A few minutes before serving, cream the ¼ cup butter with the flour. Gradually stir in a little cooking liquid from the casserole, and then pour this mixture slowly into the casserole. Cook stirring for 5 minutes

  6. Served with steamed potatoes or fresh pasta.

Nutrition Facts
Coq au Vin - A French classic dish
Amount Per Serving
Calories 3163 Calories from Fat 1944
% Daily Value*
Fat 216g332%
Saturated Fat 78g488%
Cholesterol 844mg281%
Sodium 1097mg48%
Potassium 3078mg88%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 185g370%
Vitamin A 3255IU65%
Vitamin C 34.5mg42%
Calcium 336mg34%
Iron 17.7mg98%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.