Claypot Chicken Dinner with 20 cloves of garlic

barbara lentz


You don't have to use a claypot you can use a regular roasting pan. A claypot is soaked in water and put into a cold oven. This makes the meat very moist by infusing the moisture from the soaked claypot while baking.


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30 Min
2 Hr


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  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    rosemary minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    thyme leaves minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    sage leaves minced
  • 2 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 20 clove
    garlic whole and peeled
  • 4 medium
    carrots cut into 4 inch lengths
  • 8
    red potatoes small cleaned and unpeeled
  • 1 medium
    onion sliced in rings
  • 1 small
    whole chicken
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter softened
  • ·
    salt and paprika

How to Make Claypot Chicken Dinner with 20 cloves of garlic


  1. soak the claypot for 15 minutes.
  2. Combine all ingredients except chicken, butter, paprika and salt and pour into claypot.
  3. Rinse and pat dry the chicken. Put a small whole onion in the cavity of the chicken. Place the butter under the skin on breasts and smooth it out
  4. Literally sprinkle salt and paprika over chicken. Set chicken on top of potatoes and vegetables.
  5. Place top on claypot and put in a cold oven. Turn oven up to 450 degrees. Bake about an hour. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and remove top of claypot. Bake another half an hour or until chicken internal temp reaches 185 degrees.
  6. Remove from oven. Set chicken on carving board and let rest 20 minutes. Strain drippings and discard the cloves of garlic. Cook the dripping on stove top until reduced and slightly thickened.
  7. Serve the chicken with potatoes and vegetables on the side with sauce drizzled over chicken.
  8. Tip
    line a sheet of foil beneath the claypot in oven this tends to sometimes boil over a bit.

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About Claypot Chicken Dinner with 20 cloves of garlic

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American

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