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The abundance of garlic mellows in flavor during roasting.

Recipe by Oxmoor House June 2006

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Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
1 hr 45 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rinse chickens, and pat dry with paper towels. Place 4 thyme sprigs in cavity of each bird. Rub each chicken with 2 tablespoons softened butter. Squeeze a lemon half over each chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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  • Tie ends of legs together with string; tuck wing tips under. Place chickens, breast side up, in a well-greased shallow roasting pan.

  • Toss garlic with olive oil in a bowl. Scatter garlic cloves around chickens, snuggling them close to chickens.

  • Bake at 375° for 1 hour and 45 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thigh registers 180°.

  • Remove chickens and garlic to a serving platter. Garnish, if desired.

Source

Christmas With Southern Living

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