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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Yes, you read that right—this dish really does use 40 cloves of garlic! Because garlic mellows beautifully as it roasts, the result here is succulent chicken deliciously accompanied with savory-sweet garlic. This easy recipe will quickly become part of your dinner rotation.

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Yes, you read that right—this dish really does use 40 cloves of garlic! Because garlic mellows beautifully as it roasts, the result here is succulent chicken deliciously accompanied with savory-sweet garlic. This easy recipe will quickly become part of your dinner rotation.

  • Author: Norann Oleson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6 1x
  • Category: Entrées

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds chicken whole or in pieces, bone-in and skin on
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 40 cloves of garlic, peeled (about three heads of garlic)
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Use paper towels to pat chicken dry.
  3. Heat oil and butter in an oven-proof skillet or Dutch oven.
  4. Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper and brown them on all sides. Remove chicken pieces from pan.
  5. Add the wine and use a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the pan (known as deglazing the pan).
  6. Place the chicken back in the pan, add the garlic cloves, thyme, and the remaining oil.
  7. Cover the pan and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  8. Remove pan from oven and let chicken rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Have you tried this recipe? It’s so easy, flavorful, and is a great Sunday dinner dish—please tell us how it turned out for you.

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