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French Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Stew

French Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Stew

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(462 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

45 min

Cuisine

French

This dish is inspired by the classic Coq au Vin, combining chicken and smoked bacon, braised in a full-bodied sauce with caramelised shallot, leek and baby chestnut mushrooms. You'll swap the more traditional red wine with Shaoxing wine, to give the dish a lighter feel without losing flavour. Served over parsley mash. C'est délicieux!

Prep Time

45 min

Cuisine

French

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Shallot
2 shallots
Leek
1 leek
garlic-clove
2 garlic cloves
Shaoxing wine (3.18)
1 tbsp Shaoxing wine †
smoked-streaky-bacon
135g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
British Chicken thigh fillets x4 2
4 British chicken thigh fillets
Potatoes
300g potatoes
dried-bay-leaves-(1)
1 dried bay leaf
fresh-parsley
5g fresh parsley
baby button chestnut mushrooms
160g baby chestnut mushrooms
You Will Need
Butter, flour, milk, pepper, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 shallot
  • 1 leek
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp Shaoxing wine<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 135g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
  • 320g British chicken thighs
  • 300g potatoes
  • dried bay leaves
  • 5g parsley
  • 160g baby chestnut mushrooms
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 374 kJ
89 kcal
2358 kJ
560 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
3.7 g
1.2 g
23.2 g
7.6 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
6.2 g
1.4 g
38.8 g
8.9 g
Fibre 1.3 g 7.9 g
Protein 7.9 g 50.1 g
Salt 0.33 g 2.1 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
shallot
1 leek
leeks
1 garlic clove
garlic
1 tbsp Shaoxing wine
wine, water, sugar, alcohol, flavours, colouring: e150d, preservatives: e202 and e224 (sulphites), foodacid: e270
135g British dry cured smoked streaky bacon
pork belly (97%), salt, preservative: sodium nitrite
320g British chicken thighs
chicken thigh meat (100%)
300g potatoes
potato
dried bay leaves
dried bay leaves
5g parsley
flat parsley (100%)
160g baby chestnut mushrooms
Allergens
  • 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 French Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Stew

Boil a kettle

Peel the potatoes and cut them into large, bite-size pieces

Add the potatoes to a pot of boiled water with a pinch of salt, bring to the boil over a high heat and cook for 10-15 min or until they're fork-tender

Once done, drain and return the cooked potatoes to the pot to steam dry 

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Meanwhile, cut the chicken thigh fillets into large pieces

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a high heat

Once hot, add the chicken with a generous pinch of both salt and pepper and cook for 6 min, or until golden, turning once half way 

Once done, transfer the golden chicken to a plate and set aside, keeping the pan

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Meanwhile, chop the smoked streaky bacon into small, bite-size pieces 

Peel and finely slice the garlic 

Peel the shallots and cut them into quarters

Wash the leek[s] carefully to remove any grit from between the leaves, then top, tail and slice finely

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Return the pan to a medium-high heat

Once hot, add the chopped bacon and cook for 2 min or until it's beginning to crisp

Once crispy, add the quartered shallot and baby chestnut mushrooms and cook for 4 min further, or until everything's beginning to caramelise and brown 

Once done, transfer the bacon, shallot and mushroom to a plate, keeping the pan

 

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Return the pan to a medium heat with a large knob of butter

Once melted, add the sliced leek and bay leaf[ves] with a pinch of salt and cook for 3 min or until they're beginning to soften, then add the sliced garlic and cook for a further 1 min

Meanwhile, boil a kettle

Stir 1 tbsp [2 tbsp] flour into the softened leek and cook for 1 min

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Add the Shaoxing wine and cook for 30 sec

Add 450ml [900ml] boiled water and return the baconshallot and mushroom to the pan

Increase the heat to medium-high and cook for 2 min

Return the browned chicken to the pan and cook for a further 8-10 min or until the sauce has thickened to a gravy-like consistency and the chicken is cooked - this is your stew 

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Meanwhile, chop the parsley finely, including the stalks (reserve some leaves for garnish!)

Return the drained potatoes to a low heat with a large knob of butter and a splash of milk and mash until smooth 

Season with a generous pinch of salt and pepper and stir through the chopped parsley - this is your parsley mash 

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Serve the chicken, bacon & mushroom stew over the parsley mash

Garnish with the remaining parsley leaves

Enjoy!

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