Coq Au Vin

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Recipe by: Ina Garten

Show: Barefoot Contessa

Episode: Anniversary

Ingredients

  • 115g good bacon or pancetta, Technique: Dicing Cutting a larger piece of food into even cube-shaped pieces. I know this Teach me, please diced
  • 1 (3 to 1.815kg) chicken, cut in 8ths
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 225g carrots, cut diagonally in 3cm pieces
  • 1 yellow onion, Technique: Slice Cutting a thin piece or pieces from a larger ingredient or dish. You can slice ingredients using a slicing disc fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please sliced
  • 1 tsp Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped garlic
  • ¼ Measurement: Cup A cup is an American imperial measurement used to measure all your ingredients, from milk and water through to flour, fruit and vegetables. Search online for metric conversions. I know this Buy cups cup Cognac or good brandy
  • ½ bottle (375 ml) good dry red wine such as Burgundy
  • 1 Measurement: Cup A cup is an American imperial measurement used to measure all your ingredients, from milk and water through to flour, fruit and vegetables. Search online for metric conversions. I know this Buy cups cup good chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 10 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter, at room temperature, divided
  • 1½ tbsps all-purpose flour
  • 225g frozen small whole onions
  • 225g cremini mushrooms, stems removed and thickly Technique: Slice Cutting a thin piece or pieces from a larger ingredient or dish. You can slice ingredients using a slicing disc fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please sliced

Use imperial measurements

Method

How to make Coq Au Vin

e2 tablespoons good olive oil Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven. Add the bacon and cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove the bacon to a plate with a slotted spoon.

Meanwhile, lay the chicken out on paper towels and pat dry. Liberally sprinkle the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. When the bacon is removed, brown the chicken pieces in batches in a single layer for about 5 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Remove the chicken to the plate with the bacon and continue to brown until all the chicken is done. Set aside.

Add the carrots, onions, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper to the pan and cook over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onions are lightly browned. Add the garlic and cook for 1 more minute. Add the Cognac and put the bacon, chicken, and any juices that collected on the plate into the pot. Add the wine, chicken stock, and thyme and bring to a simmer. Cover the pot with a tight fitting lid and place in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is just not pink. Remove from the oven and place on top of the stove.

Technique: Mash Crushing one or more ingredients to create a uniform purée that still has some body. You can mash using a mash and purée kit fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please Mash 1 tablespoon of butter and the flour together and stir into the stew. Add the frozen onions. In a medium saute pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter and cook the mushrooms over medium-low heat for 5 to 10 minutes, until browned. Add to the stew. Bring the stew to a simmer and cook for another 10 minutes. Season to taste. Serve hot.