Summer Coq Au Riesling

In my first post since migrating back across the pond to Oxford, England I’m happy to report that I took delivery of my UK compliant Instant Pot and slow cooker this week. It has become an even more attractive cooking method because our temporary kitchen is compact and bijou.

As family descended on us to celebrate our arrival and with unusually warm temperatures for July, I decided to “summer-ize” one of our original recipes.

In exchange for our decadent Coq Au Vin recipe (chicken in red wine,) Coq Au Riesling is a perfect bowl full of meaty chicken thighs bathed in a fruity white wine, shallot and mushroom sauce, the juices all mopped up with thick slices of baguette.

Riesling is a white grape varietal which originated in Germany, with a sweetness and acidity which makes this dish fragrant and rich.

Coq Au Riesling
Prep Time: 15m, Cook Time: 6-7 hours LOW / 3 hours HIGH, Servings:4-6, Instant Pot: manual, 12 m
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Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs / 1kg boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  2. 2 tbsp flour
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 2 tbsp olive oil
  5. 4 thick slices bacon, cut into 1″cubes
  6. 2 large shallots, diced *or 1 small onion
  7. diced
  8. 2 tsp / 4 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 8oz / 225g pack mushrooms, sliced
  10. 1 Coq au Vin Blend Slow Cooker Spice
  11. Blend™ or
  12. 1 large sprig thyme (or a generous 1/2 tsp dried)*
  13. 1 tsp dried oregano*
  14. 1 bay leaf*
  15. 1 1/2 cups / 12 fl oz / 355ml Riesling or other
  16. medium dry white wine
  17. optional: stir in 1/2 cup / 4 fl oz / 118 ml heavy cream for a
  18. rich alternative at the end of cooking
Instructions
  1. toss the chicken in flour and salt to coat
  2. heat the oil in a skillet on medium; brown the chicken for 3 minutes.
  3. transfer the chicken to the slow cooker with the remaining flour
  4. in the same skillet sauté the bacon, shallots & garlic, for 3 minutes; add the mixture to the slow cooker
  5. add the chopped mushrooms
  6. sprinkle in the Coq Au Vin blend; or the herbs*, add the wine
  7. stir, cover and cook on LOW: 6-7 hours or HIGH: 3 hours
Notes
  1. serve with thick slices of French baguette and a fresh green salad with walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil
  2. *these are an alternative to the Coq Au Vin spice blend
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Instant Pot Coq Au Riesling
Prep Time: 20m , Cook Time: 15m, **Total Cook Time: 25m, Time Servings 4-6
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Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs / 1kg boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  2. 2 tbsp flour
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 2 tbsp olive oil
  5. 4 thick slices bacon, cut into 1″cubes
  6. 2 large shallots, diced *or 1 small onion
  7. diced
  8. 2 tsp / 4 cloves garlic, minced
  9. 8oz / 225g pack mushrooms, sliced
  10. 1 Coq au Vin Blend Slow Cooker Spice
  11. Blend™ or
  12. 1 large sprig thyme (or a generous 1/2 tsp dried)*
  13. 1 tsp dried oregano*
  14. 1 bay leaf*
  15. 1 1/2 cups / 12 fl oz / 355ml Riesling or other
  16. medium dry white wine
  17. optional: stir in 1/2 cup / 4 fl oz / 118 ml heavy cream for a
  18. rich alternative at the end of cooking
Instructions
  1. toss the chicken in the flour, salt and pepper to coat
  2. heat oil in the Instant Pot on sauté function medium and cook bacon for 3 minutes
  3. push bacon to one side of the Instant Pot and add the floured chicken to the pot
  4. brown chicken for 3 minutes, turning once
  5. stir in the shallots, garlic, mushrooms, Coq Au Vin spice blend OR thyme, oregano, bay leaf, and the white wine
  6. secure the Instant Pot lid and pressure valve to Sealing
  7. press the Manual button and adjust the cook time to 15 minutes
  8. turn the dial to Venting and use Quick Pressure Release
Notes
  1. *these are an alternative to the Coq Au Vin spice blend
the zen of slow cooking http://www.blog.thezenofslowcooking.com/
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2 thoughts on “Summer Coq Au Riesling

  1. Your coq au vin is one of our favorites! Thank you for this delicious way to use last night’s leftover white wine and to prepare chicken that my kids will eat.

    thank you!

    • Thanks for the note Amy! Jane said this has become summer classic for her young family too:) Hope you are well! Meg

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