- 4 cups red wine
- 1 large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced lengthwise
- 1 bouquet garni (12 sprigs thyme, 5 sprigs parsley, and 3 bay leaves tied together with kitchen twine)
- 2 tablespoon. olive oil
- 10 oz. peeled pearl onions
- 12 oz. white button mushrooms, quartered
- 10 oz. bacon, cut into 1⁄2” pieces
- 3 tablespoon. unsalted butter
- 1 (3-4-lb.) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
- 2 tablespoon. flour
- 1 cup chicken stock
- Quai Sud Australian Pink Salt, to taste
- freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Finely chopped parsley leaves, to garnish
- Combine wine, chicken, yellow onion, and bouquet garni in a bowl; cover with plastic wrap, and let marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain chicken, onions, and bouquet garni, reserving wine, and set aside. Dry chicken thoroughly with paper towels.
- Heat oil in a 6-qt. Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
- Add pearl onions, and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned and tender, about 8 minutes.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl and set aside. Add mushrooms to pot, and cook, stirring, until they release all their moisture and brown lightly, about 8 minutes.
- Transfer to bowl with pearl onions; set aside. Add bacon to pot, and cook, stirring, until it renders its fat and is crisp, about 10 minutes.
- Using a slotted spoon, transfer to paper towels to drain; set aside.
- Add 1 tbsp. butter to pot, and then season chicken with salt and pepper, and add to pot; cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate, and set aside.
- Add drained yellow onions to pot, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 10 minutes.
- Add flour, and cook, stirring, until smooth, about 2 minutes. Stir in reserved wine and stock, and then return chicken to pot along with bouquet garni; bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, covered and stirring occasionally, until chicken is tender, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from heat, and stir in pearl onions and mushrooms. Divide among serving bowls, and garnish with rendered bacon and parsley.
This recipe inspired by Saveur.