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In this dish, roasting softens and mellows the garlic. The garlic tops serve as a rack for the chicken. Garlic bottoms are flipped halfway through to soak up juices. Leftover chicken can be used in dishes like chicken enchiladas.

Source: Everyday Food, September 2003
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  • ldc
    13 FEB, 2017
    Very easy and very moist! This is a keeper!
  • dharteveld
    23 MAR, 2011
    Super-moist.I'll never eat dried-out chicken again.
  • Laurel3113
    12 FEB, 2010
    The cook time and temp for this was perfect, my chicken was juicy and not dried out at all. I forgot the oregano. I also added a bit of lemon juice. When it was done I squeezed the garlic cloves into my food processor with some lemon juice, olive oil, oregano and salt and made a roast garlic paste and served it with my chicken. YUM!
  • knoxtrailstudio
    1 AUG, 2009
    Should the chicken be roasted before? is this double-cooking the chicken?
  • AndreaRobin
    2 DEC, 2008
    I made this tonight and just had to come and write a comment. It was sooo easy and absolutely delicious. I made it with mashed potatos and everyone loved it, my husband my kids and a friend was here. I will definately make this again.
  • speeedemn
    19 NOV, 2008
    This is an awesome tasting dish, easy and quick to prepare. But I only had 1 full head of garlic... but WHOA I think I scared off everybody in a 2 mile radius! I loved eating it (and I only ate 1 portion). My wife was not home to have some herself, but when she got back she would not come near me for 2 days! She likes cooking with garlic but I think 4 heads is way too much, unless EVERYBODY in the household shares in the dinner and stay away from the general public for about 36-48 hours!
  • kiltfire
    17 NOV, 2008
    I opted for 8 heads garlic and decided that made it too garlicky!
  • ddangerfield1
    22 SEP, 2008
    I made this for dinner for my family and everyone loved it. The garlic infuses into the chicken and it was delicious. I made mashed potatoes and used some of the roasted garlic in the potatoes - it was great. Very fast and easy dish.
  • Mayracooks
    10 SEP, 2008
    If made right, This chicken is absoultely delicious! Best chicken ever! Easy and quick too.
  • mikim
    14 AUG, 2008
    I just realized that I already made this back in April and commented on it back then. I need to make sure I don't make a third time!!

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