40 Cloves and a Chicken

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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Ingredients

1 whole chicken (broiler/fryer) cut into 8 pieces

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil

10 sprigs fresh thyme

40 peeled cloves garlic

Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Toss with a 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown on both sides in a wide fry pan or skillet over high heat. Remove from heat, add oil, thyme, and garlic cloves. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, carve, and serve.

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