Forty Clove Garlic Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Karen From Colorado

Because the garlic is cooked whole instead of minced, they keep most of their flavor. Only a hint of garlic flavors the rest of the dish. The cloves themselves mellow with cooking so you can eat them whole.

Top Review by yooper

If you're a garlic lover, look no further! This is an excellent version of this recipe! Perfect for me as I'm low carbing it! I browned my chicken in olive oil, and added a couple of sliced onions to the pan before I baked it, but that's the only deviations I made! The garlic really mellows and sweetens in flavor during the roasting process! The juices were plentiful, so I topped some steamed broccoli with it! Wonderful meal, thanks Karen!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sprinkle the chicken lightly with salt.
  2. Cook the chicken on all sides in hot oil until browned.
  3. Arrange the chicken in a baking dish.
  4. Add unpeeled garlic cloves and wine to the chicken.
  5. Squeeze lemon quarters over the chicken; adding the squeezed quarters to the dish.
  6. Lightly sprinkle ground red pepper over the chicken.
  7. Cover and bake in a 325 degree oven for about 1 hour or until chicken is tender.
  8. Transfer chicken and garlic to a serving platter, discarding lemon.
  9. Spoon cooking liquid over chicken and garlic.
  10. To eat garlic, squeeze the unpeeled clove between your thumb and finger until the clove pops out of its peel and into your mouth.

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