To make peeling the onions easier, dip them in boiling water for 30 seconds or so.
Cut the chicken into 8 pieces (or buy the pieces you wish for). Pour the brandy over them in a shallow dish and leave to marinate for 8-12 hours in the refrigerator, turning them over now and then.
When ready to cook, drain the pieces of chicken, but reserve the brandy. Pat the chicken dry with pa