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BBQ Coq au Vin
serves 4

BBQ Coq au VinINGREDIENTS

  • 2 bone-in, skin-on whole chicken legs
  • 2 skin-on chicken breasts
  • 2 cups red Burgundy wine
  • 1 3/4 ounces cubed pancetta
  • 1 very large shallot, finely diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/8 ounce dried wild mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper

PROCEDURE

Place the chicken and wine in a large baggie and refrigerate over night.  Remove the chicken, and pat dry.  Reserve the wine.

In a medium saucepot, render the pancetta over medium heat until just starting to crisp.  Add the shallots and cook for 3 minutes over medium-low heat, adding in the garlic for the last 30 seconds.  Add the reserved wine and porcinis, and bring to a boil.  Add the ketchup, mustard, sugar, vinegar, thyme, and bay leaf, and season with salt and pepper.  Cook over low heat until the mixture is thick and coats a spoon.  Remove the bay leaf, and purée in the blender.

Preheat a cast iron grill pan over medium-high heat.  Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and toss in about 1/3 of the BBQ sauce.  Lightly oil the hot grill and cook the chicken between 30 and 35 minutes, turning once, until the interior temperature registers at 165 degrees F.  You may find that the breasts cook slightly more quickly than the legs.  Serve with extra sauce on the side, and maybe a nice cool potato salad.

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