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Walnut Grove Recipes
Coq au Vin
- 1 whole chicken
- 4 large onions
- 250g smoked bacon lardons
- 1 bunch of fresh thyme
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 bottle of red wine
- 500ml chicken stock
1. Slice the onions and garlic, and chop the thyme. Pre-heat a
large non-stick frying pan and fry onion, garlic & thyme with
the bacon lardons until golden brown all over, remove from pan.
the chicken into pieces, (drumstick, thighs, leaving on the bone
cut the breasts in half.) Re-heat the same frying pan, and fry
the chicken pieces all over until golden brown. Sprinkle the flour
over the chicken, and cook out like a roux.
3. Pour all of the wine into the pan with the chicken and allow
it to come to the boil. Transfer the chicken & wine to a slow
cooker, add the onions, garlic & thyme, and add the chicken
4. Bring to a gentle simmer, then cook slowly for 2 to 3 hours
or until tender. Season and serve.
Great served with mashed potato and fresh vegetables such as
cabbage, carrots etc. Great winter warmer dish.
Can be made a couple of days in advance, but better made the
morning that you want to serve it, you will also find your house
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