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Coq au Vin home style

 

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Coq au Vin

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Coq au vin

1 large chicken, cut into 8 pieces

20 peeled pearl onions
1 pound mixed mushrooms
2 large shallots
2 bottles of red wine
1 cup chicken stock
4 slices bacon, slice into 1/2 inch strips
10 fresh thyme sprigs
parlsey for garnish
baguette

Marinate chicken pieces in two bottles of red wine overnight in refrigerator.
Brown sliced bacon and take it out of the pan. Dry the chicken with paper towels and brown in the bacon fat. Take out and place aside. Slice shallot 1/4 thick and brown in the bacon fat.

Brown the mushrooms in butter. Put the chicken back in the pan with all the leftover wine marinade, the chicken stock and all the vegetables.
Cook for two hours in the oven at 365. Thicken with 1/4 cup flour mashed with 3 tbsp butter.
Eat with toasted french bread!

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