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Hearty Coq au Vin-Instant Pot

We got an Instant Pot at Christmas (Kohl’s Sale), and finally tried to cook something in it.  I was scared at first with the pressure cooker, but now I can’t wait to find recipes to cook in it.  I found this yummy recipe at the Instant Pot site.


6 chicken thighs
salt and pepper
Pancetta – cubed
2 cups leeks, cleaned and diced (rinse or soak the cut leeks to remove the sand/dust)
1 1/2 cups carrots chopped
2 cups mushrooms sliced or quartered
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon garlic (minced)
1/4 brandy (we didn’t have any but the recipe called for it)
2 cups dry white wine
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup chopped onion (called for pearl onions)
4 sprigs fresh thyme
3 tablespoons butter softened
5 teaspoons all purpose flour


Pat the chicken dry, and sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper.

Press ‘Sauté’ and cook pancetta until crisp. Press ‘Cancel’ and remove; set aside.

Press ‘Sauté’ and brown the chicken in batches. Remove and set aside.

Sauté mushrooms and set aside.

Cook leeks and carrots until leeks are soft, about 1 minute.

Stir in tomato paste and garlic and cook till tomato paste begins to change color and/or begins to stick to the bottom of the pan, about 1 to 2 minutes.

Turn off Instant Pot and deglaze with brandy (included in instructions if you use it, we didn’t), until almost evaporated, stirring often.

Stir in chicken, wine, broth, onions and thyme and close the Instant Pot. Cook on ‘Manual’ for 15 minutes.

While Chicken is cooking, mix together the softened butter and flour.

Do a Quick Release of pressure when cooking time is up and open the Instant Pot. Stir in the sauteed mushrooms.

Press ‘Sauté’ and drop the butter and flour mixture into the Instant Pot using a teaspoon.

Stir the coq au vin and simmer until thickened.

Top each serving with pancetta. Serve with Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips. We served ours over cooked rice.

Note: If the Instant Pot gets too hot while sauteing the first set of ingredients, turn it off to cool it down every so often.

My dish without rice. This was hearty, and good depth of flavor. I am not so scared of my Instant Pot now…prepare yourselves for more posts with the Instant Pot.



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