How to Make Coq Au Vin
- Place all the flour in a plastic snap-lock bag and add the pepper. Place the chicken inside the bag and seal it. Shake the bag so that the chicken is properly coated with all the flour.
- In a large sauce pan over medium-high heat, add the olive and heat it for a minute or so. Add the chicken in 2 batches. Let the chicken cook for 5 minutes on both sides and transfer it to the plate.
- Add the onions, turkey bacon and mushrooms to the saucepan and cook for 5-8 minutes or until the onions start to become tender. Add the garlic and keep stirring until it is fragrant.
- Add the grape juice along with the vinegar and stir for a minute.
- Add the thyme, bay leaves and tomato paste and keep stirring until fully combined.
- Return he chicken back to the saucepan and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 30-35 minutes. Remove and throw away the sprigs and the bay leaves.
- Add in the parsley and stir a little.
- Sprinkle extra parsley when serving.
- Serve with mash potatoes or choice of cooked vegetables on the side.
- French cuisine is one of the most popular cuisines of the world. There is a lot of detail and emphasis given to everything in the ingredients along with excellent presentation of the meal.
The French don’t consider food merely for eating but think of it as a culture on its own.