“This is a take on the original coq au vin, I think this dish as is, is wonderful, but this is just a different way of preparing it, that adds that something a little bit special for a romantic evening in. I have only changed a few things but I think it adds such a wonderful flavour, so enjoy. I made this for 2 so if you want to make it for a dinner party just adjust amounts accordingly. You will not have to adjust sauce ingredients much as the ingredients listed below would easily be enough for 3 and if you wanted to make it for 4 add more mushrooms, one more slice of bacon, extra stock and liquid.”
1hr 30mins

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 chicken breasts (of a good size.)
  • 1 tablespoon truffle oil
  • 2 12 tablespoons shallots, finely chopped
  • 7 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped finely
  • 30 -35 g butter
  • 200 g mixed mushrooms, chopped (chantrelles, button, Swiss brown, pieds etc.. whatever is in season, chopped and sliced in different)
  • 1 12 cups dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 sprigs rosemary
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 teaspoons chicken stock powder
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • pepper
  • 3 teaspoons cornflour
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 1 12-2 tablespoons chives
  • truffle oil (extra)


  1. In a pan heat some olive oil, add chicken breasts and cook to brown both sides, about 3-4 min's a side. (You want a nice colour on the outside.) Remove and set to one side.
  2. Heat truffle oil in a pan, add shallots, garlic and bacon, cook until it all starts to brown. Add butter, melt, add mushrooms cook until mushrooms start to brown.
  3. Add tomato paste, again until it starts to brown slightly, add wine, rosemary and bay leaves, simmer until wine has reduced by half 15-20 Min's.
  4. Add chicken stock and water, stir until stock has dissolved, add mustard and pepper to taste, stir to combine.
  5. Return chicken to pan and simmer for 20-30 Min's until chicken is cooked through. (Do not turn chicken rather cover with lid for a little of the cooking time. If you turn you will end up with a very red breast from the wine and it is not that attractive.) Remove chicken from pan once cooked and keep warm.
  6. Mix cornflour with a little water add to sauce a little at time, (you may not need all of it depending on how much the liquid has reduced by.) Add until mixture thickens.
  7. Stir in cream and chopped chives. Serve sauce over chicken and drizzle extra truffle oil over the top.
  8. I served mine over creamy polenta but serve over regular mash or wild rice whatever you like.
  9. To Serve: Place a mound of polenta in the centre of the plate, slice the chicken into slices arrange on top of the polenta pour sauce over the top, drizzle with truffle oil. Garnish with chives.

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