Coq au Vin
- 3 lb chicken parts
- 1 T vegetable oil (I USED EVOO)
- 3 T unsalted butter, divided
- 4 medium leeks (white and pale green parts only), finely chopped (2 cups)
- 2 T finely chopped shallot
- 4 medium carrots, halved diagonally (WHEN OUT I SUBSTITUTE PARSNIPS)
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 1 1/2 lb small red potatoes
- 2 T finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (I USED A SMIDGE LESS)
- fresh lemon juice, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F with rack in the middle.
- Pat chicken dry and sprinkle with 1 t salt and a rounded 3/4 t pepper. Heat oil with 1 T butter in a wide 3 1/2 – 5 quart heavy ovenproof pot over medium-high heat until foam subsides, then brown chicken in 2 batches, turning once, about 10 minutes per batch. Transfer to a plate.
- Meanwhile, wash leeks and pat dry.
- Pour off fat from pot, then cook leeks, shallot, and 1/4 t salt in the remaining 2 T butter, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until leeks are pale and golden, 5-7 minutes. Add chicken, skin sides up (with juices from plate), carrots and wine and boil until liquid is reduced by half, 3-4 minutes.
- Cover pot and braise chicken in oven until cooked through, 20-25 minutes. (** BAKED MINE 1 HOUR)
- While chicken braises, peel potatoes, then generously cover with well-salted cold water in a 2-3 qt saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain in a colander, then return to saucepan. Add parsley; shake to coat.
- Stir heavy cream into chicken mixture. Season with salt, pepper and lemon juice, then add potatoes. adapted from the wicked noodle from a gourmet magazine recipe
POTATOES…..BOIL UNTIL TENDER…MIX WITH BUTTER, CHOPPED PARSLEY, CHOPPED GARLIC, CHOPPED SCALLIONS, SALT AND PEPPER! YUMMMMMMMMY!
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