Season the chicken parts with Essence. Season the flour with Essence. Dredge the chicken in the seasoned flour, coating completely.
In a large Dutch oven, over medium-high heat, add the oil. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and brown for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Remove the chicken and set aside. Add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Saute for 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and garlic. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to saute for 2 minutes. Stir in the wine, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and stock. Bring the mixture to a boil. Stir in the red pepper, bay leaf, thyme, and basil. Add the chicken back to the mixture. Reduce the heat to medium and cover. Simmer for 1 hour or until tender.
Serve over pasta, garnished with cheese and parsley.
Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an airtight jar or container.
Recipe from New New Orleans Cooking, by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch. Published by William and Morrow, 1993.