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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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Get a taste of the French countryside: chicken with mild, buttery roasted garlic -- yes, 40 cloves of it -- and a few sprigs of thyme. C'est tout!

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2008

Ingredients

  • 40 garlic cloves (3 to 4 heads), unpeeled
  • 1 whole chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds), rinsed and patted dry (giblets removed)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Place garlic in a medium bowl; cover with another same-size bowl, creating a dome. Hold bowls together tightly, and shake vigorously until skins are loosened, about 30 seconds. Remove and discard skins; set garlic aside.

  2. Place chicken in a large ovenproof skillet or roasting pan. Rub all over with 1 tablespoon butter; season with salt and pepper. Add thyme, garlic, and remaining tablespoon butter to skillet.

  3. Roast, basting occasionally with juices and stirring garlic, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of a thigh (avoiding bone) registers 165 degrees, 45 to 60 minutes. Transfer to a platter, and let rest 10 minutes. Carve chicken, and serve with garlic and pan juices.

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  • Analis Asih
    23 MAR, 2014
    yummyy! very simple and fast! my husband love it very much..
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  • OoPrincessOo
    17 JAN, 2014
    This was delish! Added a few more dry seasonings because I like a little more flavor. I added Tarragon and Rosemary. And I also roasted potatoes and carrots in the pan as well. It was superb!
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  • fouxdafafa
    7 NOV, 2012
    Really bad luck with this recipe. The bowl shaking trick did not do much to separate the garlic. In the oven, the garlic and butter burned, creating a lot of smoke. I would not recommend this to anyone.
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  • Claudinha Nigri
    5 NOV, 2012
    Hi iam from Brasil and i love and tried almost every recipe that u teach on the video..U help me a lot i just made this recipe and is aaas wonderful..great taste I love it i took a picture too thanks a lot Sarah Claudia from brasil
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  • sbmulqeen
    18 OCT, 2012
    Oh this was so delicious. So easy I made it on a weeknight but would make for company. The skin was a beautiful color. I actually had to leave the house because it smelled so amazing I couldn't stand it. Keep the recipes coming!
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  • Geekymom
    16 OCT, 2012
    Thanks for this simple and delicious recipe, I'm french and I use olive oil instead of butter.
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  • Texnan Day
    16 OCT, 2012
    I made this and almost started a fire. The oven was smoking like crazy from all the grease popping from the chicken and I had to open up all the windows. It was a nightmare cleaning the oven...grease everywhere! The chicken skin also stuck to the bottom of the cast iron skillet.
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  • bsavage
    15 OCT, 2012
    Mmmmmmmmmmm... garlicky goodness in such a mellow and beautiful and simple way! Made this tonight, it was great and definitely a keeper. Could you please provide a 'printer friendly' version of your recipes so I don't have to copy and paste? Thanks so much, LOVED it!
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  • bsavage
    15 OCT, 2012
    Mmmmmmmmmmm... garlicky goodness in such a mellow and beautiful and simple way! Made this tonight, it was great and definitely a keeper. Could you please provide a 'printer friendly' version of your recipes so I don't have to copy and paste? Thanks so much, LOVED it!
    Reply
  • Tracy Boehm
    15 OCT, 2012
    chicken Garlics recipe Tracy Boehm
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