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Coq Au Chardonnay

This dish is cooked in one pan and boasts tender succulent chicken thighs and legs swimming in creamy gravy-like sauce.

Prep
Cook
Serves 4people
Ingredients
1
tbsp olive oil
1
onions, finely chopped
4
5 strips of bacon/pancetta, chopped
4
garlic cloves, thinly sliced
8
chicken pieces on the bone, thighs and legs
250
Cremini mushrooms, whole or halved
500
m/2/3 of a bottle chardonnay
250
ml/1 cup double/whipping cream
salt & pepper to taste
handful flat leaf chopped parsley
Directions
1.
Cook bacon or pancetta in a tablespoon of olive oil. Skip oil if bacon is too fatty. Remove the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate.
2.
Salt and pepper the chicken pieces and brown them in bacon fat over medium-high heat. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.
3.
Cook chopped onion over low heat for 5-7 minutes, add garlic when the onion is tender and translucent and cook for 1 minute longer. Remove cooked onion and garlic to the same plate as chicken and bacon.
4.
Add mushrooms to the pan and brown them for 3-5 minutes over medium-high heat.
5.
Return chicken, onion, garlic and bacon to the pan, pour wine all over, bring to a boil, then lower the heat to low and simmer for 40 minutes.
6.
Add cream and simmer for 10 minutes longer.
7.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.
8.
Serve with mashed potatoes or rice and crusty bread to mop up all that amazing sauce.

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