Coq Au Vin


12 Chicken Maryland Pieces

60 Grams Butter

1 Onion,Finely Chopped

1 Heaped Tablespoon Flour

450 ml Red Wine

300 ml Beef Stock (Substitute 300 ml Water And 1 Beef Stock Cube)

2 Shallots, Finely Chopped

2 Cloves Garlic

2 Teaspoons Tomato Paste

200 Grams Button Mushrooms

250 Grams Bacon

Salt And Pepper


Melt the butter in a large casserole dish on the stove top,saute the chicken on all sides till golden brown ,add the chopped onion and cook till the onion is tender,sprinkle the flour over the chicken and toss till the flour takes on a light brown colour,add the wine and the stock,the tomato paste,the shallots and season with salt and pepper,bring to the boil then cover and cook over medium heat till the chicken is cooked through and tender.

Slice the bacon into small pieces and in a separate pan saute till crisp,remove the bacon from the pan and add to the chicken ,to the rendered bacon fat add 30 grams butter and  saute the mushrooms till tender,add these to the chicken as well,combine well,remove the chicken and check the seasoning,bring the sauce to the boil and cook till it thickens,.

Pour some sauce over the chicken and serve with rice or baked potatoes.

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sophie33
    Nov 20, 2014 @ 07:01:24

    What is chicken Maryland? I love a great coq au vin too! x


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