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Coq Au Vin

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 10 min total time
  • 10 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Looking for a hearty dinner for six? Then check out this baked French-classic featuring bacon, chicken and veggies.

8
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3
to 3 1/2 lb. cut-up frying chicken, skin removed if desired
1 1/2
cups frozen small whole onions
1
(4.5-oz.) jar whole mushrooms, drained
2
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
2
garlic cloves, minced
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups dry red wine
1
to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 400°F. Cook bacon in large skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; reserve drippings. Brown chicken in hot bacon drippings, turning to brown all sides; drain. Place chicken in 2 1/2- to 3-quart casserole; sprinkle with bacon.
  • 2 In same skillet, combine onions, mushrooms, 2 tablespoons parsley, thyme and garlic. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour; gradually stir in wine. Cook until mixture boils and thickens, stirring constantly. Pour over chicken and bacon in casserole; cover tightly.
  • 3 Bake at 400°F. for 40 to 50 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear. Sprinkle with parsley.

Expert Tips

Coq ac vin, a French peasant classic, is a recipe designed to tenderize a tough chicken through slow simmering in red wine.

Serve this moist, tender chicken with hearty red wine, rice, tossed salad and a loaf of French bread.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
310mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Protein
29g
29%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 4 Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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