Chicken Braised in Red Wine with Maple Syrup

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Recipe — Chicken Braised in Red Wine with Maple Syrup
4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 4 chicken thighs, bone-in
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 strips thinly chopped bacon
  • 3 1/2 oz chopped onions
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (Dark)
  • 1/3 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup red wine
  • 3-4 tablespoons demi-glace sauce
  • 3/4 cup stock
  • 3 1/2 oz shimeji mushrooms
  • 2 fresh shiitake mushrooms
  • 1/4 oz white wine
  • 1 teaspoon butter, plus more to taste
  • 2 1/2 oz tagliatelle
  • Parsley, to taste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Halve the chicken thighs through the joint.  Melt butter in a heavy pan, brown both sides of the chicken pieces, remove, and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Break the shimeji mushrooms into easy-to-eat pieces and cut shiitakes into 2-4 pieces.  Put the mushrooms in a small pot, add white wine, butter, salt, and pepper.  Cover and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Sauté bacon and onions in the pan from the chicken until lightly browned, add 30 ml (2 tablespoons) of flour and sauté some more, and add the chicken back in.
  4. Add red wine, demi-glace sauce, stock, maple syrup, and black pepper. When this comes to a boil, cover, turn heat to low, and braise until the meat starts to come away from the bone.
  5. Add shimeji mushrooms during cooking, along with juices.
  6. Boil tagliatelle in plenty of hot water with salt, drain, sauté in butter, and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Taste and adjust seasoning by adding maple syrup, salt and pepper. Serve with tagliatelle.

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