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Guinea Fowl with Chestnuts and Bacon

Guinea fowl cooked in white wine with chestnuts, bacon and shallots for the perfect winter warmer.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 1577 kcal


  • 4 guinea fowl legs
  • 12 shallots peeled
  • 200 g smoked lardons
  • 150 g prepared chestnuts
  • 1 bouquet garni or 1tsp mixed dried herbs
  • 150 ml dry white wine
  • 450 ml chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • seasoning to taste
  • Chopped parsley to serve optional


  • Preheat the oven to 170C/325F.
  • Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan and brown the guinea fowl for a few minutes each side and transfer to a lidded casserole.
  • Add the shallots, bacon and chestnuts to the pan ands fry until golden and transfer to the dish with a slotted spoon.
  • Stir in the flour to the butter and cook for a minute before adding the wine and stock to make a thick sauce. Season to taste.
  • Transfer the sauce to the dish and add the bouquet garni before covering and cooking for 1h 30mins or until the meat is tender.
  • Sprinkle with parsley to serve.


The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors, but we have endeavoured to be as accurate as possible.


Calories: 1577kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 174gFat: 73gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 555mgSodium: 994mgPotassium: 2066mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1039IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 191mgIron: 11mg
Keyword chestnut, guinea fowl
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