Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Lindsey McCue


This dish is so yummy!! Even though there is TONS of garlic in it, it doesn't taste that way what so ever! The garlic gets creamy and buttery and is best squeezed out of its casing after cooking and spread on warm french bread.. mmmmm so good!

I adapted this recipe from my new york times cookbook!

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1 Hr 30 Min


celery stalks cut into strips
2 medium
onions, coarsely chopped
40 clove
garlic,(around 3 bulbs) broken apart but left unpeeled
1 Tbsp
fresh tarragon, chopped
parsley, chopped (a good palm full)
2/3 c
olive oil
8 small
chicken breasts, skinless but bone-in, my chicken breasts were huge so i bought 4 and cut them each in half
2/12 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 c
dry vermouth

How to Make Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic


  • 1Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • 2Cover the bottom of a heavy 8-quart casserole with one third of the celery, onions, garlic, parsley, and tarragon.
  • 3Place the oil in a shallow dish. Dip one third of the chicken pieces into the oil, coating all sides evenly, and place in the casserole.
  • 4Sprinkle with one third of the salt and pepper and a few gratings of nutmeg. Repeat to make 2 more layers. Pour the vermouth over the chicken.
  • 5Cover the casserole tightly with aluminum foil or parchment paper and fit the lid over the foil to create an airtight seal.
  • 6Bake for 1 hour, without removing the cover. Check the chicken for doneness, return the casserole to the oven if it's not done yet.
  • 7Serve the chicken along with the pan juices, the garlic, and thin slices of heated french bread to be spread with garlic squeezed from the root ends of the cloves.

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About Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Course/Dish: Chicken
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy