Forty-Cloves-of-Garlic Chicken

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 235
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 7.4 g
Satfat 2 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 30.3 g
Carbohydrate 6.9 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Iron 0.0 mg
Sodium 168 mg
Calcium 0.0 mg


4 garlic heads
Olive oil-flavored cooking spray
1 (3-pound) broiler-fryer, skinned
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided
1/2 cup evaporated fat-free milk
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon pepper


1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Peel outer skin from garlic heads, and discard. Cut off top one-third of each garlic head. Separate garlic heads into 40 cloves. Reserve any remaining cloves for another use. Place 35 cloves in center of a piece of heavy-duty aluminum foil; coat garlic with cooking spray. Fold foil over garlic, sealing tightly. Set aside garlic packet and remaining 5 cloves.

3. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Place 5 reserved garlic cloves in cavity. Place garlic packet on rack in roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20 minutes. Pour wine over chicken, and bake 40 minutes, basting occasionally with pan juices.

4. Remove garlic from pan; let cool 10 minutes. Bake chicken 30 minutes or until done. Remove and discard papery skin from garlic. Squeeze pulp from garlic cloves into container of a mini food processor. Add 2 tablespoons broth; process until smooth, stopping once to scrape down sides.

5. Combine remaining 1/2 cup broth, evaporated milk, and cornstarch in a small saucepan, stirring until smooth. Cook over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir garlic mixture and pepper into broth mixture. Serve chicken with garlic sauce.