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White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs

White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs

Coq Au Vin is definitely some serious comfort food. A French dish traditionally cooked with a whole rooster and Burgundy wine, in this recipe I use chicken thighs and white wine (Coq Au Vin Blanc).

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Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Fry your bacon and save the bacon fat. Chop bacon and set aside.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  2. Chop carrots about an inch in length.
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  3. Chop onions into eighths.
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  4. Cut mushrooms in half.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  5. Dice garlic and set aside in a seperate dish.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  7. Cooking in batches using olive oil and bacon fat, place chicken in skillet over medium heat skin side down. Do not overcrowd the pan.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  8. Don't cook too fast. You're trying crisp the skin and render as much fat out as you can. Cook the other side about 2 minutes. Set chicken aside on a dish.
  9. When you are done with the chicken pour about 1/2 cup of wine into the skillet scrape all the bits off the bottom of the skillet. Set aside in a dish.
  10. Put a tablespoon olive oil and the butter in a skillet and add mushrooms, carrots and onions. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Saute until the mushrooms release their liquid and start shrinking.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  12. Put four sprigs of fresh thyme in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  13. Add the vegetables from the skillet, the wine you cleaned the skillet with, broth and cup of white wine.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  14. Add the chicken.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  15. Top with garlic, bacon and more fresh thyme. Cover tightly with foil.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  16. Cook for 45 minutes at 375 degrees. Remove foil and lower temperature to 350 degrees and cook another 30 minutes.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs
  17. Serve with garlic bread and some egg noodles or mashed potatoes.
    White Wine Coq Au Vin Chicken Thighs


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