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Mther's Day Chicken Coq Au Vin

post #1 of 9
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Not a smoked dish but I suppose you could smoke the chicken pieces first if you wanted to give it a try. But this was for my mom and Cathy for Mothers Day dinner.

I cut the bird into 10 pieces by cutting the breast pieces in half.

I then browned 1/2 lb of bacon(mine of course) pieces in my dutch oven(yes, I'm shamelessly showing off my new porcelain cast iron pot) and reserved about half of the bacon fat.

Then removed the bacon and browned the chicken pieces in the bacon fat. Nope, nothing healthy about this dish!

With the chicken browned and set aside I then added flour to make the roux and cooked that until all of the crispies came off the sides and bottom of the pot.

Then added the browned bacon, diced onions, mushrooms, Marsala wine, and chicken stock to make the sauce for braising the chicken.

After the sauce tightened up and cooked for a bit the browned chicken was returned to the dutch oven(did I mention I got a new toy??)

Then into the oven at 250o for to braise for about 3 hours.

And it is basically done!

This is Cathy's favorite dish and while it is traditionally served with potatoes she likes Basmati Rice with it so here is the finished plate.

Her and mom loved it and have some left overs for lunches this week.
post #2 of 9
Very nice!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #3 of 9
Thats a great looking dish, got in on to do list, thanks. I love my dutch oven but just might have to get another one, I like the way your's is shaped on the bottom. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #4 of 9
Holy Moses, that looks awesome. Gonna have to give that a try.
post #5 of 9
Oh I am definetly doing this one. I love marsala. Great job.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 9
marsala and mushrooms go great together........and over basmati, very nice!
post #7 of 9
Coq Au Vin is always nice and we also love it
post #8 of 9
looks good, we usually stick with the red wine version but your version seems like it would wine over a few of our friends who are not fond of it...

Gotta love the enamelled cast iron pots, great for cooking and they clean up in a snap!
post #9 of 9
Good looking dish there sir. Can I replace the wine with Sherry??
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