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Coq au vin

Recipe from Just Cooking in association with Fresh Living

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BBC Lifestyle

Ingredients

• 1 tbsp (15ml) oil
• 2 tbsp (30ml) butter
• 1 onion, diced
• ¼ cup (60ml) flour
• 1 tsp (5ml) paprika
• Salt and milled pepper
• 8 chicken pieces
• 200g streaky bacon or pancetta
• Splash brandy, optional
• 3 garlic cloves, sliced
• 1 punnet (250g) button mushrooms, sliced
• 3 sprigs fresh thyme
• 2 cups (500ml) red or white wine
• 1-2 cups (250-500ml) chicken stock
• Handful fresh parsley, chopped finely
• Salt and milled pepper

Preparation method

  1. Heat oil and butter in a large saucepan, and fry onion and bacon until tender.
  2. Mix flour, paprika, salt and milled pepper, and coat chicken pieces in seasoned flour.
  3. Fry chicken pieces to brown. Add a splash of brandy if you dare.
  4. Toss in garlic, mushrooms and thyme. Stir and season.
  5. Pour in wine and stock, and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer until sauce has reduced and chicken is cooked (about 1hour).
  6. Serve scattered with fresh parsley.