Alton Brown's Chicken in Garlic and Shallots

Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

Published in the AJC, this is supposedly Alton Brown's absolute favorite recipe to prepare.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Season chicken liberally with salt and pepper. toss with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and brown on both sides in a wide, straight-sided, ovenproof frying pan or skillet over high heat. (If you don't have such a pan, you may need to brown the chicken in one pan and then finish the dish in a casserole.).
  2. remove from heat; add herbs, garlic, shallots and the remaining 1/2 cup olive oil. (There's no reason to chop the herbs; just distribute them around and in between the chicken pieces.) Cover and bake for 1-1/2 hours.
Most Helpful

Pretty sure it's a 250 degree oven...

Paul P. September 06, 2015