Organic Coq Au Vin

Pieces of chicken cooked slowly in a rich red wine sauce, enhanced by the robust flavours of shallots, garlic, mushrooms and bacon.

Many people believe that organic food simply tastes better, which is why you’ll find a selection of delicious organic ingredients in this recipe.

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Pour the wine into a medium pan and boil for about 5 minutes, or until reduced by a third.


  2. 2

    Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based saucepan with a lid. Add the chicken and fry for 8-10 minutes, until the skin is well browned, turning frequently (you may need to do this in batches). Remove with a slotted spoon, drain on kitchen paper and set aside.


  3. 3

    Add the bacon lardons and shallots to the pan and fry for 4-5 minutes, or until lightly browned, then stir in the flour and continue cooking for a further minute.


  4. 4

    Return the chicken to the pan with the garlic, thyme, bay leaves, reduced wine and stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer gently for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and the juices run clear when pierced with a sharp knife.


  5. 5

    Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 10 minutes. Season. Serve with boiled carrots, steamed green beans and some potatoes which have been mashed together with a knob of butter and a splash of milk.


Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 4 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 12 shallots , peeled and left whole
  • 2 sprigs thyme , fresh
  • 2 bay leaves , torn
  • 250g cup mushrooms , cleaned and halved
  • 200g smoked lardons
  • 4 chicken drumsticks
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 750ml medium to full bodied red wine
  • 6 chicken thighs

Serves 4

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