Simple Coq au Vin

Gamey chicken slow-cooked with red wine, mushrooms and onions. A French classic.

  • Preparation Time10 mins
  • Cooking Time90 mins
  • Serves8
  • DifficultyEasy
100g bacon, cut into small pieces
5-6 small onions cut into 1/8
1.5kg chicken thighs and legs
6 garlic cloves, peeled
Pepper to taste
500ml red wine (Pinot Noir or Burgundy are good)
2 bay leaves
Fresh thyme
150g button mushrooms, cut into quarters
A handful of fresh parsley, chopped
500ml chicken broth made from Knorr Stock Cube or Stock Pot

Sizzle the bacon over medium heat in a deep frying pan big enough to hold the chicken. Remove the bacon and set aside.

Brown the chicken well on all sides. Set aside and remove the excess fat.

Sautee the onions until golden brown. Return the bacon and chicken pieces to the frying pan.

Add wine, herbs, garlic and pour in the broth. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Add the mushrooms to the frying pan and boil quickly. Reduce the heat and cook for 20 minutes more.

Season to taste and garnish with chopped parsley before serving.

Recipe courtesy of Knorr

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