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This is an authentic Cog Au Vin recipe that has helped me creat one of the most delicious chicken preparations ever. Actualy it was the chicken dish i ever prepared and i have been in love with the Cog Au Vin ever since!
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chicken breasts 4 , bone-in, skin removed and cut in half
  Chicken legs 4 , bone-in, skin removed and cut in half
  Extra virgin olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Pearl onions 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Fresh Or Frozen)
  Small button mushrooms 1⁄4 Pound, quartered, if they are larger than 1/2 inch in diameter (Fresh)
  Fat free smoked ham slice 1 , cut into 1/4 inch cubes (97 Percent Fat Free)
  Chopped fresh garlic 1 Tablespoon
  Brandy 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh thyme 1 Tablespoon, chopped
  Sauvignon/Other full-bodied red wine 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Ground black pepper To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste
  Chopped fresh parsley 2 Tablespoon

Combine the flour, salt, and pepper on a large plate.
Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture.
In a large Dutch oven (with a lid), heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
Brown the chicken pieces in the oil until golden brown on all sides.
Remove the chicken pieces and set aside.
Wipe the pan clean with a paper towel.
In the same pot, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, add the pearl onions and saute until golden brown.
Add the mushrooms and ham and saute for 2 minutes.
Add the garlic, and, when fragrant, add the brandy and thyme and reduce for 2 minutes.
Add the red wine, stock, tomato paste, and bay leaves.
Bring to a simmer and add the chicken pieces.
Cover and cook slowly for about 35 minutes, or until the chicken meat comes off the bone easily.
Remove the bay leaves.
Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to taste.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley.

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Coq Au Vin With Brandy Recipe