I always liked cooking with wine, there is a certain elegant French flair that wine lends to whatever is made with it. In our quest to find delicious recipes, we came across what promised to be a very savory one on my recipes and it inspired us to make a kosher version:
Quick Coq au Vin
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 6 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast or thigh
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 6 cups quartered baby portobello mushrooms
- 2 cups (1/4-inch-thick) quarter sliced carrot
- 1/2 cup (1/4-inch-thick) quarter sliced celery
- 1/3 cup pastrami slices
- 1 cup dry red wine
- 1 cup chicken broth *
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- Combine flour, rosemary, thyme, and salt in a zip-top plastic bag; add chicken. Seal and shake to coat. Remove chicken from bag, shaking off excess flour.
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 8 minutes or until browned, turning frequently. Remove chicken from pan.
- Add mushrooms, carrot, celery and pastrami to pan; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in wine, broth, and tomato paste; cook 9 minutes. Return chicken to pan; cook 8 minutes or until chicken is done.
*(CS’ Chicken Broth
Yields about 6 cups
- 2-1/2 pounds chicken pieces with bones
- 1 large carrot, cut into chunks
- 2 medium sized onions, quartered
- 2 celery ribs with leaves, cut into chunks
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 teaspoon crushed, dried rosemary,
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 2 quarts cold water
- Put all ingredients in a soup pot. Bring to a boil slowly, then reduce heat. Skim foam. Cover and simmer for about 2 hours.
- Set chicken aside until cool enough to handle. Remove meat from bones. Discard bones; save meat for later uses. Strain broth, discard vegetables and seasonings. Refrigerate overnight. Skim fat from surface. )*