This super savoury coq au vin is the ideal dish to change from summer season to autumn. The red-brown colours go along with the typical colour changes in the forest during these weeks. The red wine and the pearl onions still give it a touch of summer. Maybe you can imagine the taste based on the pictures, but you really have to make it to experience the savoury taste that the ingredients create when they get completely integrated.
You can find thousands of recipes for coq au vin on the internet. As you can imagine it is of French origin. It is a slow cooking one pot recipe to make the meat of a rooster (male chicken) tender. Most typically mushrooms, lardons and pearl onions are added amongst others. For this recipe I added cognac, which ads to the sweet and savoury taste.
super savoury coq au vin
- 600 gram chicken tighs
- 100 gram lardons bacon strips
- 400 gram mushrooms
- 200 gram pearl onions
- 300 gram baby carrots
- 400 ml red wine
- 400 ml chicken broth
- 50 ml cognac
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 bay leaves
- 30 gram butter
- 60 gram plain flour
- 4 sprigs thyme
- Slice the mushrooms, cut the baby carrots into large pieces.
- Bake the lardons during 1 minute on high temperature and then put them aside.
- In the same pan, bake the chicken tighs, until golden brown.
- Melt the butter and the add the flour. Mix them well.
- Add the chicken broth, the wine and the cognac, while constantly stirring.
- When the broth starts cooking, add the vegetables and the spices: pearl onions, baby carrots, mushrooms, bay leaves, pepper, salt.
- Stir well, and then also add the lardons and the chicken tighs.
- Finally add the thyme leaves and the crushed garlic, and let it simmer for 40 minutes.
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I love autumn for cooking. There are so many ingredients of the season that can be combined in super surprising recipes. Some of my absolute favourites are typical recipes for this season. And I think this one will also become an evergreen:
- delicious filled pumpkin
- pork medaillons wrapped in farm ham and a creamy curry sauce
- chicory salad with autumn fruits
- stew of chicken hearts with pumpkin and mushrooms
You can find thousands of recipes for coq au vin in search engines and the social media. If you are looking for inspiration, these are some of my favourites: