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Coq au Vin

4
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SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
55 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This classic French favourite features chicken in red wine with mushrooms and shallots - a perfect choice for a special occasion.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Onion(s)

8 small, halved

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Chicken Leg, Skinless, Meat only, raw

600 g

Fresh Vegetable Stock

300 ml

Mushrooms

175 g, halved

Red Wine

125 ml

Bay leaf, dry

1 leaf/leaves

Cornflour

1 tablespoons, level, blended with 3 tablespoon cold water

Salt

1 pinch

Black pepper

1 teaspoons

Instructions

  1. Heat a large frying pan or saucepan and mist with low fat cooking spray. Add the shallots and garlic and sauté them for about 5 minutes, until beginning to turn brown. Push them to one side of the pan.
  2. Add the chicken legs to the pan and seal them quickly on both sides. Pour in the wine and let it bubble up for a few seconds. Add the chicken stock, mushrooms and bay leaf. Cover and simmer gently for 45 - 50 minutes, until the chicken is tender.
  3. Stir the blended cornflour and add to the pan juices. Heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Check the seasoning, adding extra salt and pepper if necessary. Remove the bay leaf and serve.

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