This is my first link to French Fridays with Dorie.
I did use armagnac (had to buy cognac/brandy because I didn't have any in the house) and it was very good.
The chicken going into the oven. The house smelled wonderful, the dish was sweet and savory. The only thing I might do next time (and there will be a next time!) is remove the casserole lid and broil a bit at the end to brown chicken a little more.
The chicken was certainly cooked through and very juicy and tender. It was a big hit with the family.