Coq Au Vin

Coq Au Vin
Staff Writer
Coq Au Vin
La Poubelle Bistro

Coq Au Vin

This classic French recipe is executed simply and easily here. Don't worry if you can't find veal stock — go ahead and use chicken stock instead. However, veal stock does add a complexity and body to the flavor of the sauce that can have guests searching for that "je ne sais quoi."

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6
Servings
3052
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 head garlic
  • 16 sprigs thyme
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 1 Tablespoon whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 Tablespoon whole white peppercorns
  • 8-12 chicken drumsticks
  • 4-6 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 2 Cups all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • Vegetable oil, for frying the chicken
  • 6 large onions, diced
  • 6 large carrots, diced
  • 3 Liters burgundy wine
  • 2 quarts veal or chicken stock
  • 2 quarts chicken stock

Directions

Place the garlic, thyme, bay leaves, and peppercorns into a cheesecloth and tie like a tea bag with some kitchen twine. Dredge the chicken drumsticks and thighs in the flour, shaking off excess flour.

Heat a very large pot filled with enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Fry all of the chicken until golden on the outside, but still raw in the middle. Carefully drain off all oil from the pan but do not wash out the pan.

Add the onions and carrots to the pan and sweat for 1-2 minutes over low heat. Add the crisped chicken to the pan and deglaze with the wine. Add the veal stock and chicken stock, bring up to a simmer and cook until the chicken is so tender that it can be eaten with a spoon, roughly 2-3 hours.

Coq au Vin Shopping Tip

When buying chicken, make sure to ask for it to be placed in a separate plastic bag, to minimize the risk of cross-contamination.

Coq au Vin Cooking Tip

When browning meat, resist the urge to move the meat – you must allow a flavorful crust to form over high heat. Once it has formed, the meat should slide freely with the shake of a pan.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
219g
100%
Sugar
20g
N/A
Saturated Fat
24g
100%
Cholesterol
345mg
100%
Protein
85g
100%
Carbs
100g
33%
Vitamin A
687µg
76%
Vitamin B12
2µg
32%
Vitamin B6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C
32mg
54%
Vitamin D
0.3µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
38mg
100%
Vitamin K
22µg
27%
Calcium
167mg
17%
Fiber
8g
30%
Folate (food)
101µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
210µg
53%
Folic acid
64µg
N/A
Iron
8mg
45%
Magnesium
138mg
35%
Monounsaturated
142g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
30mg
100%
Phosphorus
867mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
39g
N/A
Potassium
1986mg
57%
Riboflavin (B2)
1mg
88%
Sodium
1310mg
55%
Thiamin (B1)
1mg
64.3%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
8mg
51%