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Coq sans Vin Recipe with Bacon Lardons and Creamy Mash by HelloFresh


A twist on a classic of French cuisine, this Coq sans Vin recipe is an impressive and flavour-filled dish—perfect to prepare for that special someone this Valentine’s day.

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Total Time: 55 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Cooking difficulty: Medium
Serves 2


  • 100g Bacon Lardons
  • 1 piece Onion
  • 2 piece Garlic
  • 1 sachet Chicken Stock
  • 5g Rosemary
  • 5g Parsley
  • 150g Mushrooms
  • 1 pack Passata
  • 40 g Potatoes
  • 320g Chicken Breast


coq sans vin recipe hello fresh
  • Preheat your oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7.
  • Halve and peel the onion, then cut each half into 3 wedges. 
  • Peel the garlic.
  • Halve the mushrooms.
  • Place your hand flat on top of the chicken and slice through horizontally to make two thin steaks.
  • Place a large, oven-proof pot with a lid over medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil.
  • TIP: If you don’t have an oven-proof pot, use a large pot and transfer stew to an oven dish before placing in oven.
coq sans vin recipe hello fresh
  • Once oil is hot fry the bacon lardons until starting to brown, stirring occasionally, 2-3 mins.
  • IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat.
  • Add the chicken to the pot.
  • IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Fry chicken until browned all over, 6-8 mins each side, shifting as it colours.
coq sans vin recipe hello fresh
  • Add 150ml water and 2 tbsp flour (double both for 4p) to the chicken.
  • Mix thoroughly for 1-2 mins, until starting to boil.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Carefully add the mushrooms, onion, garlic, passata and chicken stock to the pot.
  • Top with half the rosemary and half the parsley stalks.
  • Mix well and season with salt and pepper.
coq sans vin recipe hello fresh
  • Cover the dish with a tight-fitting lid or foil. Bake in the oven for 40-45 mins until everything is softened and cooked through.
  • IMPORTANT: Chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
coq sans vin recipe hello fresh
  • Meanwhile, boil a large pot of salted water for the potatoes.
  • Chop the potatoes into 2cm chunks (peeling optional). 
  • Once boiling, add the potatoes and cook until fork tender, 15-20 mins.
  • Once cooked, drain in a colander and return to the pot off the heat. 
  • Add a knob of butter and a splash of water or milk.
  • Mash until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper and cover to keep warm.
coq sans vin recipe hello fresh
  • Roughly chop the remaining parsley (stalks and all).
  • Carefully remove your Coq sans Vin from the oven.
  • Divide the mash between plates and top with the Coq sans Vin.
  • Garnish with the chopped parsley.
  • TIP: Tempranillo is a great wine pairing for this dish!
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