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Weeknight Coq au vin Recipe

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This recipe for Weeknight Coq au vin, by , is from The Bluhm Family Cookbook 2018 Volume 2, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
6 to 8 large bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 pounds total)
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup mushrooms
1/2 cup bacon (about 4 ounces)
1 large red or yellow onion, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
2 medium carrots, cut into bite-sized pieces
5 large cloves garlic, peeled and gently smashed
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 cups dry, fruity red wine, such as Zinfandel or Burgundy
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
2 bay leaves
4 fresh thyme sprigs
6 to 8 fresh parsley sprigs, for garnish

Directions:
Directions:
Place the bacon in a 4- to 6-quart deep skillet or Dutch oven with a lid over medium heat, and cook until browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the onions and cook another minute, until onions begin to soften. Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Push the bacon and onions to one side of the pan. Turn the heat up to medium-high, add the chicken skin-side down in a single layer (in batches, if necessary), and cook until the fat is rendered and the skin is crisp and golden-brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Flip the chicken skin-side up and drain off any excess fat.

Add the carrots, garlic, tomato paste, wine, chicken broth, bay leaves, and thyme. Lower the heat so that the liquid just barely simmers. Cover and cook until chicken is cooked through and an instant-read thermometer reads 165F, about 20 minutes.

Transfer the chicken pieces to a serving platter. Add mushrooms. Turn the heat up to high and boil the mixture until the sauce is reduced by a third to a half, depending on how much time you have. Remove the bay leaves and thyme.

A few minutes before serving, put the chicken pieces back into the sauce to reheat. Serve each chicken thigh topped with a ladle of sauce and garnished with chopped parsley leaves or a whole parsley sprig.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 to 8 persons
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I haven't tried this yet, but want to remind myself of our trip to Paris this past year. I actually simplified it a bit - using fresh mushrooms instead of dried.

 

 

 

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