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Gordon Ramsay’s Coq au Vin Recipe

Gordon Ramsay’s Coq au Vin Recipe

Explore the rustic yet refined world of French cuisine with Gordon Ramsay’s Coq au Vin. This easy-to-follow recipe brings a touch of French sophistication to your kitchen, combining classic rustic charm with gourmet sophistication, perfect for any home cook looking to impress.

Preparation and Cooking Time:

  • Prep: 35 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr and 50 mins
  • Total: 2 hrs 25 mins
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Servings: Serves 4-6

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 994 kcal
  • Fat: 63g
  • Saturated Fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Protein: 66g
  • Salt: 3.75g


  • 1 (1.3 kg) organic chicken, jointed into 8 pieces
  • 5 tablespoons plain flour
  • 75 ml olive oil
  • 250 g smoked streaky bacon, cut into pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 leeks, trimmed, washed, and roughly chopped
  • 250 g whole shallots, peeled
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 100 ml cognac
  • 750 ml red wine, preferably Burgundy
  • 100 ml homemade chicken stock
  • 250 g fresh cep or large chestnut mushrooms, thickly sliced


  1. Preheat the Oven: Start by heating your oven to 350°F (180°C), setting the stage for a slow-cooked masterpiece.
  2. Prepare the Chicken: Joint the chicken if not already done. This can be a personal or butcher-assisted task.
  3. Season and Flour the Chicken: In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Coat the chicken evenly with this mixture, tapping off excess.
  4. Brown the Chicken: In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high. Add chicken, browning on all sides, then set aside.
  5. Sauté Bacon and Veggies: In the same pan, cook bacon until crisp, then add the onion, carrots, leeks, and shallots, softening them slightly.
  6. Deglaze: Pour in the cognac, stirring to lift the fond (browned bits) from the pan, integrating rich flavors.
  7. Simmer with Wine and Stock: Add the wine, bring to a boil, then return the chicken to the pan. Add the stock and herbs, reducing the liquid by half over medium heat.
  8. Bake: Transfer the pot to the preheated oven, covered, letting it cook slowly for about an hour.
  9. Prepare Mushrooms: While the chicken bakes, sauté mushrooms in a bit of olive oil until golden.
  10. Final Touches: Once the chicken is tender and the sauce thick, garnish with the mushrooms and a sprinkle of fresh parsley before serving.
Gordon Ramsay Coq au Vin
Gordon Ramsay Coq au Vin
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