Oxmoor House
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
1 Hour 45 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 55 Mins
6 to 8 servings

The abundance of garlic mellows in flavor during roasting.

How to Make It

Step 1

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.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

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Ratings & Reviews

pamscott's Review

January 30, 2015
We love this! It is so easy and so good--easy enough for a weeknight but splendid enough to serve company. I buy peeled garlic, which makes it a cinch to throw together. If you need to fix it faster, use a cut-up chicken. Then it only takes a hour or less to prepare.