Chicken in Wine (French) - Coq Au Vin
Add sophistication to a home-cooked meal with this dish that can even have a famous French Restaurant saying "Oui, oui!". 102
ham, or bacon, chopped
crushed, or less to taste
jointed, or 6 chicken pieces
prefer claret or burgundy
Heat butter and oil in pan, fry pork, onions, garlic. Add mushrooms, fry gently, remove ingredients from pan. Dredge chicken pieces in seasoned flour and sauté in the pan for 5 to 10 minutes until well brown. Return mushrooms, onions and pork to pan, add salt, pepper, thyme, bay leaves and parsley. Cover and cook over low heat for 20 to 30 minutes.
Warm brandy, ignite and add to the pan, allow to burn for 1 minute, then extinguish by pouring in the red wine. Add sugar.
Blend flour with some of the liquid, add to dish, stir until thickened. Serve hot, garnish with finely chopped parsley and mashed potatoes.