Add the sliced onion and carrots to the pan and let them cook until the onion is golden brown about 7 8 minutes.
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Heat a thick bottomed casserole dish on the stove add almost all the butter reserving a knob of the butter and the shallots. Coq au vin is a classic french stewed chicken recipe with bacon mushrooms and pearl onions. Add the carrots onions 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper to the pan and cook over medium heat for 10 to 12 minutes stirring occasionally until the onions are lightly browned. Add garlic and cook until fragrant 1 minute more.
Add the garlic to the pan and let it cook for 1 minute. Slowly pour in wine broth and brandy. Add the bacon and. Add tomato paste and stir to coat vegetables then add flour and stir until vegetables are coated.
Cook the tomato paste until it is fragrant and begins to darken. Cook until just browned. In a large bowl combine chicken wine bay leaf and thyme. You can prepare coq au vin in a slow cooker by making a few tweaks to the basic coq au vin recipe.
Cover lower the heat to a gentle simmer add the chicken breasts and cook for 50 mins 1hr. Transfer the other half plus the rendered fat to the slow cooker with 2 cups of wine and the rest of the coq au vin ingredients except the flour butter and parsley. Add the button mushrooms and cook for a further 4 minutes. Place bacon in a large oven proof skillet and cook over medium high heat turning occasionally until evenly browned about 10 minutes.
Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate leaving drippings in the skillet. Mix the diced bacon and button mushrooms into the coq au vin. In a large dutch oven or a heavy bottomed pot with a tightfitting. Sally vargas coq au vin is a classic french dish of chicken cooked in red wine a surprisingly easy way to make delectable chicken.
Step 4 increase heat to high and place chicken skin side down into skillet. Push the vegetables to the side of the pan and add the tomato paste. Cook the bacon as usual reserving half for garnish.