1Place 2/3 cup flour in a shallow dish. sprinkle the chicken pieces evenly with 3/4 teaspoon of the salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper. Dredge chicken lightly in flour, shake off excess flour.
2In a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat- add the bacon drippings and 1 Tablespoon of the canola oil; swirl to coat. Add 1/2 of the chicken to the pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned, turning to brown both sides 5 to 8 minutes total. Remove from pan and repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
3To the dripping left in the Dutch oven add the potatoes; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms, sprinkle on remaining salt. Cook 3 minutes, stirring. Stir in brandy. Cook until liquid almost evaporates, stirring.
4Return chicken pieces to pan, Add shallots, and stock; bring to a boil add herb bag. Bake, uncovered, at 300^ for 15 minutes. Add carrots and bake for 45 minutes until vegetables are tender and chicken is done.
5Remove chicken and vegetables from pan and keep warm. Discard herb bag. Place pan over medium-high heat. Add wine and bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook until mixture reduces to 2/3 cup takes about 12 minutes.
6Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook about 3 minutes or until lightly browned, shaking pan. Stir in remaining flour, cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add butter mixture to reduced wine mixture, stirring with a whisk. Cook 1 minute until thick. Serve with chicken and vegetables and garnish with fresh parsley and thyme. Enjoy- drink something!