Coq Au Vin Blanc

Coq Au Vin Blanc

My mom’s go to recipe when we were growing up especially on a grey old Monday like today- serve this with rice, serve this with fresh egg pasta, or just some dressed salad leaves and it’s a winner! Tag your live in home chef to make this for you next!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, skin on & bone on
  • 15g butter
  • 150g bacon or pancetta pieces
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 200g mushrooms (about 10–15 mushrooms), sliced into quarters
  • 2 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 450ml white wine (about 2 glasses)
  • 250ml single cream
  • Good handful of freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper

1. Place a large cooking pot over a high heat and add the olive oil. Put the chicken thighs in the pot and brown on all sides until they are a golden colour. Remove and set aside on a plate.

2. Reduce the heat slightly and add the butter. When it begins to foam, add the bacon and fry until just crisp. Add the garlic and onion and fry for 3–4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 3 minutes.

3. Return the chicken to the pot along with the thyme and pour in the white wine. Bring to the boil and simmer over a low heat for 45–50 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through. Turn the legs halfway through the cooking time and remove any fat or scum that rises to the top.

4. When the chicken is cooked, remove from the pot and set aside. Stir the cream into the juices, add a good pinch of sea salt and black pepper and simmer for a further 10 minutes or until the sauce is has become a little thicker.

5. Place the chicken back in the pot to allow it to warm through and stir through the chopped parsley. Make sure the food is hot when you serve it at the table.

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