Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic

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Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic
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Recipe type: Poultry
Cuisine: French
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Serves: 4 to 6
 
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic is undoubtedly one the most aromatic and flavorful chicken dishes. This classic French recipe is so good that you'll want it again and again.
Ingredients
  • 2 Celery stalks including leaves, roughly chopped
  • 4 Rosemary sprigs
  • 4 Thyme sprigs
  • 1 x 1.6kg Chicken
  • 40 Garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 Medium onion, cut into eighths
  • 250ml White wine
Instructions
  1. Cut any excess skin from the kneck and cavity of the chicken.
  2. Insert half of the celery, half of the herbs, and 6 cloves of garlic into the cavity of the chicken
  3. Do not truss the chicken
  4. Rub the chicken with olive oil and season it liberally with salt and pepper
  5. Line the bottom of your casserole or dutch oven with the other half of the celery, the carrot, the onion and 10 cloves of garlic
  6. Place the chicken on top of the vegetables
  7. Scatter the remaining garlic and herbs around the chicken
  8. Pour in the wine, and drizzle the chicken with a little olive oil
  9. Cover the casserole with the lid and roast in a pre-heated oven at 200c or 400f for 80 minutes
  10. Remove from the oven. Carefully transfer the chicken to a carving board and cut it into portions
  11. Strain the juices through a sieve. Heat a pan over medium hot heat and boil the juices until it reduces to the consistency of a gravy
  12. Remove the garlic cloves from the sieve. Arrange the chicken pieces on a large platter and scatter the garlic cloves over the chicken
  13. Pour the gravy over the platter and serve immediately

 

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