No.67 Coq au Vin Blanc
This classic French chicken in No.67 Chardonnay sauce is a one-pan recipe to make when craving a comforting, flavorful dish. The meal is so easy to whip up and can be ready in under an hour.
6 pieces of chicken. skin-on bone-in (any cut)
2 strips of bacon, roughly chopped
4 cloves of garlic, sliced
1/2 a bottle of Foyt No.67 Chardonnay
Favorite Baguette, to serve with
How To Make
1. Pat dry the chicken pieces, then salt and pepper both sides of each piece of chicken.
2. To a cast iron pan (or a dutch oven), add the chopped bacon. Cook until over medium heat until the bacon is crisp. Remove the bacon from the pan using a slotted spoon.
3. Add a tablespoon of olive oil to the pan. Add the chicken to the pan, skin-side down first, cooking each side for about 4-5 minutes over medium heat or until the chicken is nicely browned and crisp. Remove the chicken from the pan.
4. Add another tablespoon of oil to the pan along with the diced onion. Sauté over medium-low heat for a few minutes, until the onion is translucent and softened. Add the garlic slices and sauté for another 30 seconds. Pour in a splash of No.67 Chardonnay (about 1 heaping tablespoon) so that you can deglaze the pan, using a wooden spoon to scrape up any bacon bits stuck to the pan.
5. Add the chicken back into the pan, along with the sliced carrots, and about half a bottle of No.67 Chardonnay. The wine should reach just up to the tops of the chicken pieces, but the chicken should not be fully submerged to the point that you can’t see the top of the chicken. Place a lid on the pan and cook over medium-low heat for 35 minutes.
6. Remove the lid from the pan and stir in the cream. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, then give the mixture a stir. Raise the heat to medium-high and let the mixture simmer and bubble away for another 10 minutes. Spoon the sauce over the chicken a couple of times as the sauce simmers for those 10 minutes. Taste test the sauce for salt and add more if needed.
7. Garnish the dish with fresh chopped parsley and serve with a side of crusty French bread along with perfectly chilled Foyt No.67 Chardonnay.