Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin is chicken cooked in a mixture of onions, mushrooms, red wine and seasonings. This slow cooker recipe is rich in flavour and taste.


2 tbs butter
2 tbs vegetable oil
¾ cup chopped shallots
¼ pound salt pork, finely diced
8 pieces chicken
½ cup flour
1 tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ cup brandy
1 clove garlic
1 Bouquet garni *
6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
1 cup red wine eg. Burgundy

Heat butter and oil in a skillet. Saute onion, then add salt pork and brown it. Remove port and onion with a slotted spoon and reserve.
Coat chicken with a mixture of flour, salt and pepper. Brown chicken pieces in fat remaining in skillet. Drain off any excess fat.
Warm brandy; pour over browned chicken and set aflame. When the flames have burned out, put the chicken into an slow cooker. Add onion, pork, garlic, bouquet garni, mushrooms, and wine.

Cover and cook for 6 – 8 hours.

Remove bouquet garni and garlic.

Serves 4

* Tie 1 bay leaf, 1 stalk celery with leaves, 1 sprig parsley and a pinch each thyme and rosemary leaves in a small piece of cheesecloth.

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