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Underwhelming Coq Au Vin

pdub314 | Mar 14, 201506:52 PM

Tonight I made this recipe from Jacques Pepin's "Essential Pepin" recipe book:

I didn't do the croutons; Instead I served it with bread.

It wasn't terrible, but I was expecting something much better. I don't believe I messed anything up in the recipe, but it just wasn't what I was expecting. The sauce was unremarkable and had no body (I did thicken it as the recipe instructs) and the chicken parts themselves were, I suppose, exactly what you'd expect lightly browned and then poached boneless chicken parts to taste like. Not a lot of flavor and mediocre texture.

I normally trust Pepin; most of his recipes I make come out great. If they don't its usually because I modified something or messed something up. However, I think I did this one perfectly, and was quite disappointed in the results. Looking at it now, I'm wondering if its just a bad recipe. What do you all think?

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