Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

This is a classic Provençale-style dish in which the thighs and drumsticks are baked with garlic cloves. The garlic cooks in its own skin, becoming very soft and creamy.


8 servings (serving size: 1 thigh, 1 drumstick, 5 tablespoons vegetable mixture, and 5 garlic cloves)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 238
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 6.2 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 33.9 g
Carbohydrate 10.5 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 129 mg
Iron 2.3 mg
Sodium 602 mg
Calcium 68 mg


2 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
6 parsley sprigs
4 celery stalks, each cut into 3 pieces
8 chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), skinned
8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 pounds), skinned
1/2 cup dry vermouth
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
40 garlic cloves (about 3 heads), unpeeled


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Combine first 4 ingredients in a 4-quart casserole or shallow roasting pan. Arrange chicken over vegetables. Drizzle with vermouth; sprinkle with salt, pepper, and nutmeg. Nestle garlic around chicken. Cover casserole with foil, and bake at 375° for 1 1/2 hours.

carbo rating: 9

The Complete Step-by-Step Low Carb Cookbook,

Oxmoor House

January 2005
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