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    Half Hour Coq au Vin

    Ideal mid-week family meal

    • Preparation time: 10 minutes
    • Cooking time: 30 minutes
    • Total time: 40 minutes 40 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • pinch of fresh parsley
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • 2 onions roughly chopped
    • 6 smoked streaky English bacon
    • 6 Waitrose chicken thigh fillets
    • 2 tbsp plain flour
    • 150ml red wine
    • 250g Leckford white cup mushrooms
    • 200ml hot chicken stock


    1. Heat the oil in a large flameproof pan and cook the onion and bacon for 2–3 minutes. Meanwhile, dust the chicken in the flour, shake off any excess, add to the pan, and cook for 5 minutes until golden brown.
    2. Add the wine and bubble vigorously for 5 minutes then add the mushrooms to the pan along with the hot stock. Cover and simmer gently for 10–15 minutes, or until the mushrooms are tender and the chicken is cooked through with no pink meat. Sprinkle the coq au vin with a little chopped fresh parsley and serve with Waitrose As Good As Going Out Potato Dauphinoise and Chantenay Carrots.

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