Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It's French for Chicken

I am not Julia Child by any stretch of the imagination.  Heck, when I lived in NYC I had to call my mom to ask her how to make dirty rice.  But I've been itching to make something warm and yummy in my crock pot - something easy using items I normally buy.

Viola! Coq au Vin. It's sounds more fru-fru when you say it all French-y.

I used this recipe. I need to tweak this if I plan to make it again.  I used dark meat chicken - not a good thing since you don't drain off the fat - grrr. I also used a Cab-Sav for the wine base. It wasn't as warm as I expected. I was told next time to use a free range French hen (um yeah, I will have it imported), but I will probably use lean chicken breast and as for a warmer wine - I will probably use Egri Merlot.

Have you made Coq au Vin in the crock pot?  Any additional suggestions?


Cat said...

Unfortunantly, my husband doesn't like the taste of wine in food, so this, sadly, wouldn't be one I've tried, although I have tried several crock pot recipes. It sounds good, to me, though!


LaShaune said...

that sounds like grounds for divorce. no wine in food. egads! the fella doesn't drink but hey, what he doesn't know wont hurt him.

Fashion Meets Food said...

I kind of need to give this a try!