Chicken with Onions and Garlic

Chicken with Onions and Garlic
Photo: Beatriz DaCosta
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs

This easy-to-cook roast chicken dish will fill your kitchen with an enticing aroma.


  • 1 whole roaster chicken (about 4 pounds), cut into 8 pieces

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 2 onions, quartered lengthwise

  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled

  • 6 sprigs thyme, plus more for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Rinse chicken pieces; pat dry. Brush chicken with butter, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

  2. Place chicken in a small roasting pan. Arrange onions, garlic, and thyme sprigs over and under chicken. Roast; after 20 minutes, baste with pan drippings. Continue roasting until chicken is golden and cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes more. Transfer the chicken to a platter, and set aside.

  3. Pour pan drippings through a sieve into a small bowl; discard solids. Arrange onions and all but three garlic cloves around chicken on platter. Whisk remaining garlic cloves with pan juices. Strain juices again; discard solids. Pour sauce over chicken; serve garnished with thyme sprigs.

Cook's Notes

For crispier skin, panfry the chicken before roasting it.

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