White Wine Coq Au Vin with Brussels sprouts
Coq au vin is a classic French dish of chicken slowly braised with wine, lardons or bacon, mushrooms, onion, and sometimes garlic. Often you will see pinot noir used as the wine of choice. The wine tenderizes the chicken as it cooks. The name Coq au vin translates to “rooster/cock with wine”. The version we have created today is by no means traditional. It offers a nice twist on the classic opting to use a dry white wine, smoked sausage, and brussels sprouts.
- 8 pcs. chicken pieces thighs and legs
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
- 3 T butter
- 1 lg. shallot diced
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- ¾ c. Sliced smoked sausage
- 1 T. All Purpose Flour
- 1-1/2 c. dry white wine
- ½ c. Chicken broth
- 10 oz. Brussels sprouts
- ½ c. Heavy cream
- 1/2 fresh lemon juiced
- Pat chicken dry and season generously with salt and pepper.
- In large deep pan or Dutch oven melt the butter over medium heat. Add chicken pieces skin side down and cook, turning occasionally, until all sides have browned, approximately 10-12 minutes. Chicken will not be cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside.
- Add shallot and garlic to the same pan and cook until shallots begins to soften, 3-4 minutes. Add sausage and continue cooking until sausage begins to brown and shallots are translucent.
- Sprinkle flour in skillet.
- Add wine and cook for 3-4 minutes, scraping up any browned bits. When wine mixture has reduced slightly, stir in chicken broth.
- Return the chicken to pan nestling it down into the broth.
- Add heavy cream to pan and season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to simmer at medium heat until chicken is cooked through, approximately 45 minutes.
- While the chicken is cooking, trim brussels sprouts and cut in half.
- Heat a dry skillet over medium heat and cook brussels sprouts until they get nicely browned but not charred.
- Ten minutes before the chicken is finished cooking, add the brussels sprouts to the chicken. Add lemon juice and continue cooking 10 minutes to until chicken has is cooked through.
- See recipe tip for serving suggestions. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired. Enjoy!
Tip: Coq au vin is delicious served with a salad dressed with vinegar and oil dressing to cut through the richness and something that will soak up the amazing wine sauce such as crusty bread, mashed or roasted potatoes, or egg noodles.
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