Today’s assignment was part two of my “thanks-for-helping-me-move” celebration dinner featuring all four January ffwD recipes that I hosted for my friend last Friday. Even though it’s been a week since devouring this chicken, I can STILL taste the juicy, flavorful, deliciousness now. I will admit that I was somewhat suspicious of this roasted chicken recipe because it sounded a lot like Dorie’s chicken for les paresseux that we made last year. With similar cooking methods and ingredients, the brandy in this week’s chicken needed to wow me to have any chance of standing out in my mind against the “lazy people” recipe!
Let me say with resounding affirmation that the brandy came to impress, leaving a distinct sweetness that permeated so well through the meat and vegetables. It made the dish taste simply fantastic and heightened the idea of your run-of-the-mill Friday night chicken dinner to a commanding yet elegant “Friday Night Chicken” affair, complete with flare and presentation to match. My friend and I enjoyed the taste of this chicken so much that it was truly a delight to eat. After filling our bellies, only a few remaining scraps of the chicken remained, but the sparse leftovers were eagerly and happily accepted as a parting gift at the end of the evening!
To see how other bloggers fared with m. jacques armagnac chicken, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.