Coq Au Vin by Julia Child Recipe

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Coq Au Vin by Julia Child
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  1. If you are using lardons, saute several minutes in 2 tablespoons oil in a heavy bottomed casserole until lightly browned; remove lardons to a side dish and leave fat in pan; otherwise, film pan with 1/8 inch of oil.
  2. (My weird turkey bacon didn't give up a lot of fat, so I went with a little extra olive oil-).
  3. Heat fat or oil in pan to moderately hot, add chicken, not crowding pan; turn frequently to brown nicely on all sides (my skinless thighs didn't exactly brown as chicken with skin would have; if I had used white meat I would have left the skin on).
  4. Pour in the Cognac, shake pan a few seconds until bubbling hot, then ignite Cognac with a match.
  5. (What a rush!).
  6. Let flame a minute, swirling pan by its handle to burn off alcohol; extinguish with pan cover.
  7. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper; add bay leaf and thyme.
  8. Place onions around the chicken.
  9. Cover and cook slowly 10 minutes, turning once.
  10. Uncover the pan; sprinkle on the flour turning chicken and onions so flour is absorbed; cook 3 to 4 minutes more, turning once or twice.
  11. Remove from heat, gradually stir and swirl in the wine and enough stock or bouillon to almost cover the chicken.
  12. Add the browned lardons, garlic, and tomato paste.
  13. Cover and simmer slowly 25 to 30 minutes, then test chicken, remove those pieces that are tender, and continue cooking the rest a few minutes longer.
  14. (I actually cooked it about 15 to 20 minutes longer so it would reduce and become more of a sauce.) Return all chicken to the pan, add mushrooms and simmer 4 to 5 minutes.
  15. Taste carefully, and correct seasoning.
  16. Sauce should be just thick enough to coat chicken and vegetables lightly.
  17. If too thin, boil down rapidly to concentrate; if too thick, thin out with spoonfuls of bouillon.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 731.06 Kcal (3061 kJ)
Calories from fat 279.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Cholesterol 2.4mg 1%
Sodium 990.75mg 41%
Potassium 1276.98mg 27%
Total Carbs 48.6g 16%
Sugars 12.24g 49%
Dietary Fiber 12.98g 52%
Protein 46.63g 93%
Vitamin C 16.7mg 28%
Iron 8.5mg 47%
Calcium 154.5mg 15%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 114.34 Kcal (479 kJ)
Calories from fat 43.64 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4.85g 48%
Cholesterol 0.38mg 1%
Sodium 154.95mg 41%
Potassium 199.72mg 27%
Total Carbs 7.6g 16%
Sugars 1.92g 49%
Dietary Fiber 2.03g 52%
Protein 7.29g 93%
Vitamin C 2.6mg 28%
Iron 1.3mg 47%
Calcium 24.2mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 16.4
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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