Simple coq au vin, my way

    Simple coq au vin, my way


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    About this recipe: This simple chicken and red wine dish, inspired by the French classic, is a real crowd pleaser. Feel free to add your own combination of vegetables, spices or herbs to your taste. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice.

    Serves: 8 

    • 1.8kg dark chicken meat pieces
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 5 cloves garlic, peeled, crushed
    • 60g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon no added salt chicken seasoning
    • 3 mild Italian sausages, sliced
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 3 carrots, sliced
    • 225g mushrooms, sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
    • 250ml red wine
    • 1 (400g) tin peeled plum tomatoes
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. In a large frying pan, heat oil. Add half of the garlic. Season flour with chicken seasoning. Dredge chicken in flour, then brown in the frying pan for 4 or 5 minutes. Add the sausage and saute for a few minutes. Add the onion, carrots, mushrooms, rosemary and the remaining garlic. Stir everything together.
    2. Add the wine and tomatoes; stir. Cover and allow to simmer over low heat for 25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste and allow to simmer for another 10 minutes. Allow to cool covered for 10 minutes, then serve.

    Cook's note

    Feel free to use white chicken meat. But be careful not to dry it out from over-cooking.

    Mild Italian sausages

    If unavailable use any herbed sausages, such as pork and herb.

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