Coq Au Vin -- Chicken In Wine (sallye) Recipe

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COQ AU VIN -- CHICKEN IN WINE (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

Literally translated, Coq Au Vin means Rooster/Cock in wine.

This recipe is from my wonderful cookbook entitled Big Flavor Cookbook by Steven Raichlen and is about as authentic a recipe for coq au vin as you can get.

Enjoy!!


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

2 Hr

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1
3# roaster chicken cut into 8 pieces
1/2 c
flour
1/2 tsp
nutmeg
1 tsp
salt
6 Tbsp
olive oil
1/2 c
chopped celery
1/2 c
chopped onion
2/3 c
ham, cubed into bite sized pieces
1
bay leaf
1/2 tsp
thyme
1/2 tsp
minced garlic
2 tsp
salt
4
whole cloves
12
pearl onions
18
button mushroom caps
1/4 c
brandy
1-1/4 c
robust red wine
1-1/2 Tbsp
flour

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Lightly rinse the chicken under cool running water.

Add the nutmeg and salt to the 1/2 cup of flour and dredge the chicken in it. Shake off any loose flour.

Place 6 tablespoons olive oil in heavy skillet and heat on medium high.

Cook the chicken in the olive oil until brown on both sides and transfer to a covered casserole dish. Set aside.

Saute the celery and onions in the same skillet until golden brown.

Stir in the next 5 ingredients and mix well for one or two minutes, scraping skillet bottom with wooden spoon to deglaze.

Add this mixture to casserole dish with chicken.

Stick cloves into one of the pearl onions. Add that onion, the mushrooms and balance of the onions to chicken mixture.

Pour the brandy into the dish and carefully ignite it. Be sure not to ignite close to flammable materials.

Once it has burned off, add 1 C. of the wine, cover and cook in a preheated oven of 350º F for 1-1/2 hours. Remove from oven and set aside.

Blend 1-1/2 tablespoons flour with the remaining ¼ cup. of wine, stir into the liquid in the casserole and mix thoroughly.

Return covered dish to oven for an additional 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
2
Serve immediately with your favorite sides.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: French