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Coq au Vin-less

Coq au Vin-less

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Prep Time

45 min



Like all good French cooking this dish is simple, full-flavoured and délicieux! An alcohol-free version of Coq au Vin, which means the kids can enjoy it too.

Prep Time

45 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
2 shallots
150g chestnut mushrooms
1 garlic clove
10g fresh parsley
100g British pancetta lardons
British Chicken Thighs With Skin on - re-touch
4 British chicken thighs
1 300g potatoes
1 dried bay leaves
2 tbsp red wine vinegar †
You Will Need
Butter, flour, milk, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 shallot
  • 160g chestnut mushrooms
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g parsley
  • 80g British pancetta lardons
  • 320g British chicken thighs, skin on
  • 300g potatoes
  • dried bay leaves
  • 1 red wine vinegar sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 600 kJ
144 kcal
2780 kJ
666 kcal
of which saturates
8.3 g
2.4 g
38.3 g
11.3 g
of which sugars
7 g
0.6 g
32.7 g
2.8 g
Fibre 0.8 g 3.7 g
Protein 9.3 g 43.2 g
Salt 0.41 g 1.92 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 shallot
160g chestnut mushrooms
1 garlic clove
10g parsley
flat parley (100%)
80g British pancetta lardons
british rspca assured pork belly, salt, sugar, herbs, spices, preservatives sodium nitrite e250, potassium nitrate e252
320g British chicken thighs, skin on
chicken thigh meat (100%)
300g potatoes
dried bay leaves
dried bay leaves
1 red wine vinegar sachet (30ml)
red wine vinegar, preservative: sulphur dioxide (sulphites)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (sulphites)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Coq au Vin-less

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 400°F/ Gas 6 

Remove 30g (60g) butter from the fridge and allow it to reach room temperature

2 Coq au Vin-less

Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil to a large pan over a medium-high heat

Add the chicken thighs, skin-side down, and cook for 5-6 min on each side or until brown all over

Transfer the chicken to a plate, discarding the fat from the pan

3 Coq au Vin-less

Return the pan to a low heat and add the pancetta

Cook gently for 8 min, or until slightly crispy

4 Coq au Vin-less

Meanwhile, combine the 30g (60g) butter with 15g (30g) flour and whisk into a creamy mixture

Chop the mushrooms into quarters

Peel and chop the shallots finely

Add the mushrooms, shallot and bay leaf(ves) to the pancetta

5 Coq au Vin-less

Peel and chop the garlic finely

Once the pancetta is crisp, add the garlic, vinegar and 200ml (300ml) water

Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter-flour mixture gradually

Return to the heat, bring to the boil and pour into an oven-proof dish

6 Coq au Vin-less

Add the chicken thighs (skin-side up) and any resting juices to the dish

Put in the oven for 25 min or until the chicken is cooked through 

Chop the parsley finely, including the stalks

7 Coq au Vin-less

Meanwhile, peel the potatoes and chop into bite-size pieces

Add to a pot of salted water, bring to the boil and cook for 10-15 mins or until fork tender

Drain and return to the pot to dry for 2 min

Add a knob of butter, a splash of milk and mash until smooth



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