Coq au Vin

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 150.4
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 46.5 mg
  • Sodium: 118.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 1.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 12.4 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    4 slices bacon 2 chicken breasts
    2 thighs
    2 legs
    1/2 cup flour
    Salt and pepper
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    2 cups pearl onions, peeled
    2 cups mushrooms
    2 carrots, cut in 2-inch pieces
    1/4 cup cognac or brandy
    1 bottle Burgundy wine
    2 cups chicken broth
    5 sprigs fresh thyme
    2 teaspoons herbs de Provence
    3 bay leaves
    Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish


In a large, heavy skillet or Dutch oven, fry the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. Coat chicken pieces in flour, salt and pepper. Brown chicken in hot bacon fat on both sides. Add garlic, onions, mushrooms and carrots. Saute 2 minutes to soften. Pour cognac into a small glass. Remove pan from heat, pour in cognac, put pan back
on the flame. Flambe by lighting a long match and holding it just above the pot and light the fumes. The brandy will catch fire and the flames will burn out within 1 minute. When the flames die down, gradually stir in the wine and broth. When the wine is well blended, add the herbs. Cover and simmer for 1 hour. Remove cover and continue to simmer for 15 minutes to allow the sauce to reduce a bit. You may want to add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste or cornstarch to aid
in the thickening process. To serve, top the chicken and vegetables with reserved crumbled bacon and fresh parsley.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LEMGIRL.

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  • Very Good
    thanks - 2/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    This was outstanding! Very comforting, traditional, French dish. The calories are off though. - 1/12/09

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