Coq au vin


Learn how to make a French classic with this coq au vin recipe. A simple, hearty one-pot dish in which chicken is simmered in red wine, perfect for chilly winter nights. Serve with crusty bread or mash on the side, if preferred.

First published in 2018




Coq au vin


Begin by browning the chicken pieces in the butter in a large pan
Once nicely coloured, remove from the pan and reserve on a plate. Next, add the sliced onions, garlic and cornflour paste to the pan and stir until the onions have softened. Add the bacon
Once the bacon has cooked, add the cognac and set it alight to burn off the alcohol
Return the chicken to the pan with the bouquet garni, carrots, pearl onions and red wine. Cover with a lid and simmer for 30 minutes
After this time, add the mushrooms and simmer for a further 15 minutes
Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve with bread or mashed potatoes
First published in 2018

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