Forty Cloves and a Chicken

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

This was SO easy and SO delicious. I was afraid that much garlic might be overpowering, but the long cooking time made it just perfect!!! Recipe from, courtesy of Alton Brown

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and season chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown on both sides in a wide fry pan or skillet over high heat.
  3. Remove from heat, add oil, thyme, and garlic cloves.
  4. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, carve, and serve.
Most Helpful

Please don't be put off by the amount of garlic here folks! I made this for my husband and 2 sons, who are not that crazy about garlic, and they all loved this. I kept my chicken whole and baked it in an oven cooking bag. It turned out perfectly. The house smelled so good! And the juices made a great gravy with a roasted garlic flavor.

yogi June 05, 2003