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Chicken in Red Wine     HT  MC     100mins

Serve 4     Hot   Poultry   Pork  Vegetables  Alcohol  Stew  Main Course   Dairy free  Eggless



4 Large Chicken Joints

2 tbsp Flour

1 teasp Dried Thyme

Salt and Pepper

6 Rashers Streaky Bacon

2 tbsp Olive Oil

150ml/5 fl.oz. Chicken stock

1 Bay Leaf

2 Cloves

300ml/10fl oz Red Wine (check manufacture)

12 Button Onions

12 Button Mushrooms

4 tbsp Freshly Chopped Parsley

1  teasp Cornflour




1. Cut the chicken into 8 pieces. Roll each of them in flour seasoned with thyme, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Cut the bacon across into 12 x 5mm/1/4 in strips.


2. Heat the olive oil in a flameproof casserole until hot, then add the chicken and brown on all sides. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon, add the bacon to the casserole and brown.


3. Return the chicken pieces to the casserole. Warm the cognac in a small pan, ignite and pour over the chicken and bacon. Add the stock, wine, bay leaf, cloves, thyme and button onions. Bring to the boil and skim the excess fat from the sauce. Reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 45 minutes.


4. Add the button mushrooms and finely chopped parsley and cook for a further 10 minutes, or until the chicken is tender.


6. Transfer the chicken pieces to a hot serving dish. Blend the cornflour with a little water and add to the juices in the casserole. Bring to the boil and cook until thickened. Adjust the seasoning and pour the sauce over the chicken pieces.



This dish can also be cooked in the oven (casserole).




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Key techniques

Chop to – To cut into pieces of approximately the same size.
Brown  to  -  To fry in very shallow  fat  over a high heat in order to colour the food and seal in the juices.

Sauté  - The cooking of food in a small amount of fat, preferably in a single layer, until it browns and softens. It is important not to overfill the pan.


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