Coq au vin with a Healthy Twist
(13 Jun 2017)

Coq au vin with a Healthy Twist Expresso

Coq au vin with a Healthy Twist


Recipe by Amy Hopkins


Comfort hearty winter food – the alcohol burns off, but the flavour of the red wine stays. Red wine contains anti-oxidants. Mushrooms contain vitamin D and also help boost the immune system. (this recipe is bacon free – giving less saturated fat).


8 skinless chicken thighs (skinless for less fat)
Extra virgin olive oil
12 baby onions, peeled, kept whole
1 punnet brown mushrooms
Bunch fresh thyme
1 cup chicken stock
2-3 cups red wine
Salt and pepper
Tapioca starch for thickening, optional


Set a large deep skillet or saucepan over medium high heat. Sear chicken pieces in olive oil until just browned on each side. Remove.
Add more olive oil to the pan and sauté the little onions and mushrooms for a minute. Add the chicken back in, cover with stock and red wine, season and simmer for 40 minutes until sauce has reduced and thickened.
You can add 1 tbsp tapioca starch mixed with some of the red wine sauce to make a paste initially and then add back in to the red wine sauce to help thicken further.
Serve with wild rice or mashed cauli mash for low-carb.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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