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Coq au Vin - Blanc

1hr 10 mins



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Sunset Dinner


This makes a lovely change as you add white wine not red so perfect for a summer's evening.

Oven temperature

200°c/190°c fan – 400°f – Reg 6



  1. Take skins off shallots, keep them whole.

  2. Peel and chop garlic,

  3. Wipe and roughly chop mushrooms


  1. Heat oil with the butter in a pan and fry the shallots, garlic and bacon lardons until the shallots have started to colour. Add the mushrooms and fry 2 mins.

  2. Take vegetables out of the pan and put them in the casserole dish.

  3. Coat the chicken joints with seasoned flour and fry until just turning brown.

  4. Add the wine, stock, herbs, and the cooked shallots, lardons, and mushrooms and bring to boiling point. Check seasoning.

  5. Pour over the chicken and put in the oven uncovered for approx. 20 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.

  6. Drain off the chicken and keep it warm.

  7. Put the liquid back into the pan and reduce it a little.

  8. Take off the heat, whisk the cream with the egg yolk add a little of the reduced cooking liquid, and mix, pour back into the pan.

  9. Heat gently and stir until the sauce has thickened, not allow to boil as the cream will separate.

  10. Put everything back into the pan and let it warm through. Check the seasoning and garnish with chopped parsley and serve

Cooks tips

Remember to brown the skins before the chicken is cooked in the oven, they look so much more appetising.

Serve with

new potatoes and green veg

Wine pairing


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Vegetarian information
Sunset Dinner


  • 1 tabs oil.

  • 100g butter.

  • 50g Shallots.

  • 2 cloves garlic.

  • 150g bacon lardons.

  • 200g mushrooms,

  • 8 chicken joints – skin on

  • 1 tbsp plain flour.

  • seasonings

  • 500ml medium-dry white wine

  • 350ml chicken stock

  • 1 bay leaf

  • thyme sprigs

  • 100ml single cream

  • 1 egg yolk

  • Small handful flatleaf parsley, chopped, to garnish

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