M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken

French Fridays with Dorie – Haiku

M. Jacques' Armagnac Chicken

Chicken in a pot
A meal everyone should know.
Dorie does many.

As far as they go,
Les paresseux” is better.
Still, this was tasty.

Skin needed broiling.
“Admire the brown chicken!”
(Who was she kidding?

M. Jacques' Armagnac Chicken

M. Jacques’ Armagnac Chicken

Recipe found here at New York Times

I never feel more like a cook than when I’m preparing a simple roasted chicken.   Its a good thing as  have never made a roasted chicken that I didn’t like.  Some are better than others but all of them are good.  So, I was not surprised to find that this one was quite tasty even though I wished it looked a bit better.   A quick trip under the broiler saved the day as far as its ‘curb appeal’ goes otherwise I would not have brought it to the table.    (Did Dorie test this recipe? )

The armagnac is certainly a beguiling ingredient.  It gives this informal dish a somewhat curious elegant flavor.

Leave your comments in haiku for extra love!<

M. Jacques' Armagnac Chicken

About Trevor Kensey

To be truthful, I don't know what “Sis. Boom. [blog!]" means either. The name implies something explosive just happened I suppose I would like it if each post would make made a small 'boom' in your day or at least a fizzle. Even though a recipe is included with every post I have a hard time calling this a "food blog" or even myself a "food blogger".

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  1. There once was a boy named “Trevor”
    His friends thought him so clever
    Roasting a chicken in a pot
    was only part of his lot
    With chocolate he baked
    and his thirst he slaked
    with champagne and honey
    All of this, and he’s really quite funny!

    Okay – so I don’t Haiku, but I thought you’d like this anyway! From your geeky English major friend! xoxo

  2. Ha! I can’t even concentrate long enough to write a comment haiku because I’m laughing at your post. Great post!

  3. I’m with you – I’ve not met a roast chicken that I didn’t like! Some are glamorous, some are plain, but they’re all delicious!

  4. I can’t even think of a Haiku because I keep thinking that I need to find a way to whisk you EAST so that you could regularly cook for ME 🙂 And I really like to cook – but when I look at some of your creations I feel so unworthy.

    I know you don’t want to move EAST it is too freakin’ cold out here.

  5. That lazy chicken
    Is still on my to do list.
    Really liked this one.

    (I’m so game for haiku comments!)

  6. Pale and pasty chick
    I’m talking about myself
    Not your juicy bird

    Okay, so maybe it wasn’t the essence of browned crispness, but my bet is that it was juicy and succulent as can be, oui? Nothing like homemade roast chicken!

  7. Agree on chicken.
    Lazy one liked better.
    Good but not pretty…

    Perhaps next post could be in iambic pentameter or something…

  8. Tasty? I suppose.
    I prefer Keller’s chicken
    To Dorie’s pale bird.

  9. You are both clever
    And too too too too funny
    What else can I say?

  10. No haiku…just praise for a job well done. Your platter of chicken looks scrumptious!!

  11. Thin skin potato
    Organic bird pale and gray
    Oh no forgot the broiler