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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Photo: Kate Sears; Styling: Gerri Williams for James Reps
Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 1 hr, 10 mins
Yield Serves: 6
Put this classic French comfort dish, Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, on your weekly menu. Yes, it has 40 cloves of garlic but it delivers a mild flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken, 3 1/2 to 4 lb., cut into 8 pieces
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 40 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

Nutrition Information

  • calories 478
  • fat 30 g
  • satfat 9 g
  • protein 41 g
  • carbohydrate 12 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 146 mg
  • sodium 80 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse chicken pieces with cool water and pat dry. Season on all sides with salt and pepper.

  2. In a Dutch oven, melt butter with oil over medium heat. When foam subsides, cook chicken, working in batches if necessary, turning often, until golden, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Pour off all but 1 Tbsp. fat. Add vegetables; cook, stirring often, until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Pour in wine and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until liquid has almost evaporated, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add broth, garlic and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper and bring to a boil.

  3. Return chicken, skin side up, and any accumulated juices to pot. Cover and bake for 20 minutes. Remove cover; bake until juices have slightly reduced and garlic is very soft, about 30 minutes. (If mixture looks dry, add up to 1/2 cup broth.)

  4. Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Use a fork to crush a few of the softened garlic cloves. Spoon sauce and vegetables over chicken and serve immediately.