Coq Au Vin Pie

Meals to Freeze - Coq Au Vin Pie

The Coq Au Vin is a much-loved French dish made with key ingredients chicken and wine. Top with potatoes, transform into a pie, and you've got a one-dish meal guests will lap up

Ingredients

8 chicken thigh fillets, chunks

¼ cup seasoned flour, plus 2 tbsp extra

100 g butter, chopped

4 rashers rindless bacon, sliced

300 g button mushrooms, trimmed

12 eschalot, peeled, trimmed

4 garlic cloves, crushed

1 cup dry white wine

2 cups chicken stock

2 tbsp tomanto paste

2 tbsp thyme leaves, plus extra to serve

750 g potatoes, finely sliced

¾ cup grated gruyere

Salad leaves, to serve

Directions

1Preheat oven to hot, 200 C.

2Toss chicken in seasoned flour, shaking off excess. In a large saucepan, melt 25 g butter on high. Cook chicken in 2 batches, 3 to 4 minutes each, until well browned. Transfer to a plate.

3In same pan, saute bacon 3 to 4 minutes until crisp. Drain and transfer to a plate.

4Melt another 25 g butter in same pan. Saute mushrooms, eschalots and garlic 3 to 4 mins until beginning to brown.

5Stir in extra flour and cook 1 min. Add wine and cook, stirring, until mixture boils.

6Return chicken to pan with stock, bacon, tomato paste and thyme. Simmer, uncovered, 10 mins until sauce thickens. Transfer to a 3-litre casserole dish.

7Place potato into a bowl. Melt remaining butter and add to potato with cheese, tossing well. Season and arrange over chicken mixture.

8Bake 45 to 50 mins until topping is golden, tender and crisp. Sprinkle extra thyme and serve with salad.