- 1 chicken, cut into portions
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 40 g butter
- 2 onions
- 1 carrot
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 30 g flour
- 50 g cognac
- 1 bottle red wine, good quality
- 250 g chicken stock or 1 chicken bouillon cube diluted in 250 g water
- 400 g canned tomatoes
- 180 g bacon, cut into pieces
- 150 g white mushrooms
- 500 g penne pasta
- ¼ bunch parsley, finely chopped
Coq au Vin
1 hour 15 minutes
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- Place the chicken on a cutting board. Add the salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Rub it all over the chicken with your hands to coat.
- Place a pot over high heat. Add the butter and wait for it to melt.
- As soon as it melts, add the chicken, skin side down and sauté for 5-6 minutes until golden on both sides.
- When ready, remove the chicken from the pot and set aside.
- Cut the onions into 0.5 cm slices and add them to the pot.
- Cut the carrot in half and then into small 1 cm half-moons. Place them on the pot and stir with a wooden spoon.
- Thinly slice the garlic and add to the pot along with the thyme, bay leaves and flour. Stir. (Thyme can handle high temperatures and adds a lot of flavor.)
- Add the cognac and wine. Lower heat and stir until the alcohol evaporates.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and chicken. Stir and simmer for 45 minutes without a lid.
- Place a pan over heat and let it get very hot.
- Chop the bacon into 1 cm cubes and add it to the pan.
- Cut the mushrooms in half if they are small and quarter them if they are large.
- As soon as the bacon turns golden add the mushrooms to the pan and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Since bacon already has a lot of salt, just add pepper.
- Add the bacon and mushrooms to the pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes without a lid.
- When ready, turn off heat, cover with lid and let it rest for 15 minutes.
- In a pot full of boiling water, add salt and the penne. Boil for 12 minutes.
- Drain, do not rinse with cold water, add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil and toss to coat.
- Serve with finely chopped parsley and freshly ground pepper.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.
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