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:: Coq Au Vin

I did promise some great winter warmer meals, and here is one! Coq Au Vin sounds fancy and complicated buts it's basically chicken cooked in a creamy wine sauce. It's a delicious meal which goes great with steamed vegetables, brown rice, or salad. The other thing to mention is that this is another dish which can be easily frozen and reheated at your leisure. Wait until the dish has cooled, place in a freezer bag and place in the freezer. It should last you up to 3 months.

Coq Au Vin

Coq au vin was a regular winter dish in my house when we were growing up. It's a wonderfully warming meal which is perfect for cold November evenings! Chicken joints like thighs and legs are often far cheaper to buy than chicken breasts and there is something special about meat cooked on the bone that adds extra flavour.

Serves 4
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon of olive oil
150g of bacon or pancetta pieces
2 onions, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
4 chicken legs
200g of mushrooms sliced in quarters (about 10-15 mushrooms)
500ml of white wine
300ml of cream
A good pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper
A good handful of freshly chopped parsley

In a large heavy casserole pot, add the butter and olive oil.
When the butter has melted add the pancetta pieces and fry until crisp.
Add the garlic and onion and fry until soft.
Remove and set aside.
Brown the chicken thighs and legs on all sides in the same pot and then add the mushrooms, white wine, garlic, onions and pancetta.
Bring to the boil and simmer over a low heat for 20-25 minutes.
Turn the chicken legs halfway through the cooking time and remove any fat or scum that rises to the top.
When the chicken is cooked remove from the pot and set aside.
Stir the cream into the juices, add a pinch of sea salt and black pepper and simmer for a further 10 minutes or until the sauce is has become a little thicker.
Place the chicken back in the pot, add the parsley, stir through and make sure it's hot when you serve it at the table!

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:: Coq Au Vin + white wine