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Coq au Vin

coq-au-vin Photo: Romulo Yanes

Ingredients

  • 6 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 8 ounces sliced baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 3 lb. total), skin removed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 8 ounces peeled pearl onions (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 4 cups baby arugula, for serving, optional

Preparation


1. In a slow cooker, combine carrots, mushroom slices and bay leaves.

2. In a large bowl, combine flour and thyme. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to bowl with flour mixture and toss until evenly coated. In a large skillet, warm 2 tsp. oil over medium-high heat. Add half of chicken and cook, turning once, until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer to slow cooker. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken.

3. Add tomato paste and wine to skillet and cook, stirring and scraping up browned bits, until boiling steadily, about 1 minute. Pour over chicken. Scatter onions on top. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 3 to 5 hours.

4. Remove and discard bay leaves. With a slotted spoon, transfer chicken and vegetables to shallow bowls. Carefully pour sauce from slow cooker into a fat separator. Pour skimmed sauce over chicken; discard fat. Top with baby arugula, if desired.


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  • The flavor in this classic French chicken dish comes from simmering the chicken for a long period of time in a mixture of fresh vegetables and red wine.
  • Yield: Serves: 8 (serving size: 1 thigh, 1/2 cup cooked vegetables, about 1/4 cup sauce)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 327
Fat per serving: 9g
Saturated fat per serving: 2g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.0g
Protein per serving: 35g
Carbohydrate per serving: 14g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Cholesterol per serving: 162mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Sodium per serving: 528mg
Calcium per serving: 52mg

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