Friday, January 13, 2012
FFwD: M. Jacques Armagnac chicken
It's friday again and so I've tried a new recipe (for me) from Dorie Greenspans book: French Fridays with Dorie.
This time the recipe involved a whole chicken, surrounded with nice vegetables and potatoes. The chicken should be laying in Armagnac. I didn't have any Armagnac, but brandy was a good substitute Dorie wrote, so I took that bottle.
Also the chicken should be placed in a casserole with a lid. I've got casseroles, but not big enough for a whole chicken with veggies. So I folded the baking dish in aluminium foil. And maybe that's why the end result wasn't as it supposed to be. The chicken should bake for an hour and I put my chicken in the oven for even more than an hour and it still wasn't baked completely. So at the dinner table, I did have to put everything back and bake for a little more.
For the sauce which was supposed to go with the chicken, I've added abricots. Dorie advised plumbs, but I didn't have that in my pantry (looks like I've said that a few times before in this post). I supposed abricots got an extra flavour which could be quite nice and I was right.
And now for the recipe. For me this was not the best recipe from Dorie even not the nicest chicken recipe. But I loved it to try it out for once.
If you want to see what the other Dorista's made of it, than you can find it back on: www.frenchfridayswithdorie.com.
PS.: Have you seen that "tuesdayswithdorie" is starting to bake through a whole new book. As you might read before I couldn't participate the last time, because the group was already closed. They start in february in the book: baking with julia.
I've registered myself already (I don't want to be late again). Are you also going to participate?