This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is called M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken.
This recipe is a simple down-home recipe perfect for a lazy Sunday dinner. A whole chicken and vegetables (potatoes, onion, and carrots) are placed in a large covered pot. Pour some Armagnac around the chicken and roast in the oven for an hour or so. The chicken creates a tasty sauce while it cooks. The end result is a simple, but delicious, one-pot meal.
Armagnac is a distilled spirit made in the Southwest region of France. Dorie suggests Cognac or other brandy as a substitute. I used a brandy I already had on hand rather than try to find the Armagnac.
The only issue I had with this recipe is that my chicken did not come out “beautifully browned” as Dorie said it would. Perhaps it was because I did not use a cast iron dutch oven? Even though it wasn’t browned, it was still juicy and delicious.
We loved this dinner! This is my husband’s favorite type of meal as he particularly loves chicken. I can see making this often in the cooler months.