Coq au Riesling

This is a Nigella Lawson recipe and I can highly recommend it! It’s easy to make, has few ingredients and tastes wonderful!
2 tbsp garlic oil
150g/5¼oz bacon lardons
1 leek, finely sliced
12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
3 fresh bay leaves
300g/10oz oyster mushrooms, torn into strips
1 x 75cl bottle Riesling wine
salt and freshly ground black pepper
dash double cream
1-2 tbsp chopped fresh dill to serve
buttered noodles to serve

Heat the oil in a large wide pan and fry the lardons until crisp. Add the sliced leeks and fry for 1-2 minutes, until softened. Add the chicken, bay leaves, mushrooms and wine. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat, cover the pan and simmer gently for 30-40 minutes. Stir in the double cream for the last few minutes of cooking time. To serve, sprinkle with dill and serve with buttered noodles.

If you don’t have garlic oil, just use a small piece of butter and a small dash of olive oil in a pan, throw a finely chopped clove of garlic in and simmer on low heat for a few minutes to allow the garlic to infuse the butter and oil. That way the butter won’t brown and the garlic won’t burn.

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