Recipe For Petit Poulet Au Vin

In his autobiography, A taste of my life, Raymond Blanc tells us how he has modernized his mother’s recipe for coc au vin. The story starts on page 237 with a challenge issued to Keith Floyd and ends on page 242 with a rough indication of what Raymond does when cooking coc au vin. I don’t have access to old roosters but when I saw I could get some petit poulet from our local farm I decided to modernize this dish.

have you cooked petit poulet?

Petit Poulet Au Vin
Petit Poulet Au Vin

Petit Poulet Au Vin
 
Ingredients
  • 750mls red wine
  • 1 large carrot, sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 leek, sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 2 Petit Poulet
  • 15mls oil
  • 25g butter
Method
  1. Add the wine to a heated sauce pan and immediately turn the heat down
  2. Simmer until reduced to 500mls
  3. Place all the vegetables and herbs in a large dish
  4. Pour the wine over the vegetables and allow the wine to cool
  5. Put the poulet into the marinade and leave for at least 6 hours
  6. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  7. Remove the poulet from the marinade
  8. Pour the marinade through a sieve, retaining everything
  9. Heat 15g butter with the oil in a large frying pan
  10. Pat the poulet dry and brown on all sides
  11. Transfer to an oven proof dish and cook for 35 minutes
  12. Put the vegetables into the frying pan and cook for 5 minutes
  13. Add the wine and allow to simmer while the poulet cooks
  14. Remove the poulet from the oven and allow to rest
  15. Pour the reduced sauce through a sieve and return the liquid to the frying pan
  16. Stir in 10g butter and spoon oven the poulet when serving

 

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24 thoughts on “Recipe For Petit Poulet Au Vin

  1. Tandy, yum!! What have you served it on?

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    1. I had to go and look at the pic! It is on a bed of quinoa 🙂

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  2. Lovely recipe, Tandy! My children don’t want to eat a baby chicken, but I have made it before!

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    1. I’m sure you could do this with chicken pieces 🙂

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  3. A classic Tandy, simply a classic!

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    1. Thank you Claire!

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  4. This is a dish I have never tasted or maybe just a really unique title. Yours looks beautiful with lots of yummy savory bits.

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    1. It is a unique title, and very delicious 🙂

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  5. Gosh, I don’t know. Is this what I call a Cornish Game Hen?

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    1. petit poulet is small chicken – I debated using that in the title, but it did not sound as exotic 😉

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  6. I’ve never tried this but now I want to!

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    1. I hope you do!

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  7. I’ve never had the pleasure of making petit poulet before, but I must say I just may soon. It looks incredible!

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    1. thank you so much Kay 🙂

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  8. No I haven’t cooked petit poulet, but your recipe sounds wonderful.:)

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    1. thank you AD 🙂

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  9. What a lovely chicken dish my friend 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

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    1. thank you so much Uru 🙂

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  10. A classic dish with a more modren (and easily achievable) twist!

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    1. I think this is one dish anyone can do at home 🙂

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  11. Sounds great Tandy! And those little poulets are a fantastic option if we can’t find old roosters… 🙂

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    1. they make a great dinner party meal!

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  12. A great classic dish which is quite as good with poulet as it is with coq.

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    1. *grin*

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