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patriot45
11-22-2008, 04:03 PM
Made this last nite, it only takes about an hour. It is tender and tasty and well worth making.

Legs and thighs
1 onion, rough chop
button mushrooms
baby carrots
4 cloves garlic chopped
Bouquet Garnis (thyme, basil, rosemary and tarragon tied in a bundle)
1 cup white wine
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 lb bacon, diced
1 Tbsp tomato paste
butter
S & P
flour, to dredge the chicken


In a large pan cook the bacon till crispy, drain on paper towels. Add some butter to the bacon fat and dredge the chicken pieces in flour and brown on both sides. Reserve the chicken and add more butter to the pan and saute the onion, carrots and mushrooms for about 3 - 4 minutes, add the paste and garlic and stir in for 1 minute.
Deglaze pan with the wine for 3 minutes, add the broth, bacon, chicken and bouquet garnis. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cover and simmer for 30 -45 minutes or untill chicken is 180 degrees.


We had some chive mashed potatos with it. Great meal for a cold nite!

Ingredients
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/alligator2008023.jpg

Forgot to take pics while I was cooking.:o

But this is how it looked finished!:)


http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/alligator2008024.jpg

linda22003
11-22-2008, 04:52 PM
I make coq au vin pretty frequently, and it's not difficult at all. Here's a tip that will really put it over the top: partially deglaze the pan with the wine you're using, then finish the deglaze (second step) with cognac. It adds a real depth of flavor. :)

Gingersnap
11-22-2008, 04:56 PM
I make coq au vin pretty frequently, and it's not difficult at all. Here's a tip that will really put it over the top: partially deglaze the pan with the wine you're using, then finish the deglaze (second step) with cognac. It adds a real depth of flavor. :)

That is an excellent idea.

Pro tip: Bud Lite will not work for this step, people. :D

RobJohnson
11-22-2008, 09:30 PM
That is an excellent idea.

Pro tip: Bud Lite will not work for this step, people. :D

What about Keystone Light? :p

Bubba Dawg
11-22-2008, 09:52 PM
What about Keystone Light? :p


Dude. Please. A Light beer?

Go with the full-bodied flavor of regular Keystone.

patriot45
11-22-2008, 10:01 PM
I make coq au vin pretty frequently, and it's not difficult at all. Here's a tip that will really put it over the top: partially deglaze the pan with the wine you're using, then finish the deglaze (second step) with cognac. It adds a real depth of flavor. :)


I am going to have to try that, I make this alot. Its easy and sooooo good. I had it for leftovers tonite!:D

And I think I could get Hamms cheaper than Keystone!:D

Bubba Dawg
11-22-2008, 10:03 PM
I am going to have to try that, I make this alot. Its easy and sooooo good. I had it for leftovers tonite!:D

And I think I could get Hamms cheaper than Keystone!:D

Hamms. Oh man. Haven't had that in a while. That was back when I bought 40 oz Schlitz Malt Liquor.

patriot45
11-22-2008, 10:06 PM
Hamms. Oh man. Haven't had that in a while. That was back when I bought 40 oz Schlitz Malt Liquor.

Beer thread, I mean cheap beer thread!! I can't find Olympia any more. When I lived in Arkansas back in 1979, Olympia beer ruled!

Bubba Dawg
11-22-2008, 10:18 PM
Beer thread, I mean cheap beer thread!! I can't find Olympia any more. When I lived in Arkansas back in 1979, Olympia beer ruled!

I haven't seen Olympia in a long time.

How about 211 Steel Reserve?

patriot45
11-22-2008, 10:24 PM
We used to shotgun these back in the 70's!:D 8 or 9% alchohol I think! http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/DrunkSmiley.jpg


http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/Can_maximus_super.jpg

Bubba Dawg
11-22-2008, 10:31 PM
We used to shotgun these back in the 70's!:D 8 or 9% alchohol I think! http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/DrunkSmiley.jpg


http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/Can_maximus_super.jpg

Now, the champagne of cheap beer is, to me, Pabst Blue Ribbon. I still buy it and drink it now and then.

http://returntomanliness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/beer-pbr1.jpg

patriot45
11-22-2008, 10:41 PM
Now, the champagne of cheap beer is, to me, Pabst Blue Ribbon. I still buy it and drink it now and then.

http://returntomanliness.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/beer-pbr1.jpg

Funny stuff! I used to think beer was beer, you know just drink it! Well my first trip to the new age brewery in Ybor City changed my mind on that. There is some beers out there that do taste like flaming piss would taste like! I had to push 3 or 4 of them back to the bartender, No thanks!

Went to see my son play there! It was fun even tho most of the beer sucked!

Espionage!

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/ybor007.jpg

Bubba Dawg
11-22-2008, 10:51 PM
Funny stuff! I used to think beer was beer, you know just drink it! Well my first trip to the new age brewery in Ybor City changed my mind on that. There is some beers out there that do taste like flaming piss would taste like! I had to push 3 or 4 of them back to the bartender, No thanks!

Went to see my son play there! It was fun even tho most of the beer sucked!

Espionage!

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i230/patriot45270/food/ybor007.jpg

Looks like a nice show.

If the music is good, I can stand the beer. :D