Easy Coq au Vin

Cook: 90 mins
Easy Coq au Vin

1 Moy Park whole chicken, jointed into 8 pieces

2 tbsp olive oil

20g butter

20 shallots, peeled and left whole

300g small button mushrooms

150g bacon lardons

2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed

2 tbsp plain flour

400ml red wine

450ml chicken stock

1 bay leaf

sprig of thyme

2 tbsp parsley, finely chopped

Heat the oil and butter in a large casserole dish and brown the chicken pieces well, ensuring the skin becomes crisp and brown. Set aside. Melt the remaining butter with the oil and add the shallots, mushrooms and bacon. Cook for 10 minutes until browned, stirring regularly to ensure even browning. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, then add the flour and cook for a further minute.

In a separate pan, bring the red wine to boil and reduce by half. Pour into the casserole dish with the chicken stock, return the chicken pieces to the pan and add the bay leaf and thyme. Cover the casserole and cook in a pre-heated oven at 180°C, 350°F, gas 4 for 1 hour. Garnish with fresh parsley.

This recipe was created by Moy Park. Visit their site to find more delicious chicken recipes

Serves
4

Cooking Time
90 minutes

Main ingredients
Chicken, Pork

Recipe Type
Dinner, Entertaining, Family Dinners, Stew

Cuisine
French

Special Info
Nut free, Egg free

Level of Difficulty
Medium

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