Forty Garlic Clove Chicken

  • 80 mins
  • 12 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 small frying chicken cut into pieces
  • 40 cloves of garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 ribs of celery, thickly sliced
  • 2 tbs fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbs fresh basil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 lemon
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

This recipe celebrates garlic. From first glance it seems like 40 cloves of garlic is excessive. However when roasted in this manner the garlic becomes soft, creamy and sweet. 4 to 6 servings.

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Place chicken pieces, skin side up, in a single layer in a shallow baking dish.
  • Combine garlic, wine, vermouth, oil, celery, parsley, basil, oregano and red pepper in a medium sized bowl and mix¬†thoroughly.
  • Sprinkle¬†garlic mixture over chicken pieces.
  • Remove zest from lemon in thin strips and place the strips over the chicken.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cover pan with aluminum foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Remove foil and bake for another 15 minutes.

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