Good Eats 40 Cloves and a Chicken (Alton Brown)

Good Eats 40 Cloves and a Chicken (Alton Brown) created by Tread

Tender and succulent, this is fall-off-the-bone chicken, with tons of roasted garlic! This recipe can be made quicker and without too much fuss, it's suggested to purchase whole garlic cloves already peeled. They are usually found in a jar in the produce section and sometimes even packed in oil. :)

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown on both sides in a wide fry pan or skillet over high heat.
  • Remove from heat, add oil, thyme, and garlic cloves. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
  • Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
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"Tender and succulent, this is fall-off-the-bone chicken, with tons of roasted garlic! This recipe can be made quicker and without too much fuss, it's suggested to purchase whole garlic cloves already peeled. They are usually found in a jar in the produce section and sometimes even packed in oil. :)"
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  1. Tread
    Rosemary works well also and I add about a half of cup of white wine or sake to the pot before I put it in the oven. It helps if you would like to make a gravy after you have taken the chicken out and remnants after you have removed the chicken and garlic cloves really DO make a very good gravy.
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  2. Tread
    Good Eats 40 Cloves and a Chicken (Alton Brown) Created by Tread
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  3. yooper
    This recipe has always intrigued me, and I have always wanted to make it ever since I first saw it in an old James Beard cookbook some 20 plus years ago. This version was so easy to put together,<br/>AFTER I peeled all of those darn cloves...(my hands stunk for hours afterward)!!! I did use all chicken thighs and they did come out juicy and falling off the bone. I also chopped up a yellow onion, which I added, and it was a wonderful addition, since the onion took on a delightful sweetness which added great flavor to the overall dish. A great dish that will get made often here, only NEXT TIME I will make sure and use the pre-peeled cloves!!!
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  4. schefersjunk
    This was so easy and my goodness did the chicken fall off the bone! I love Alton Brown and this recipe does not disappoint. I used my cast iron skillet and then after it was done i threw a couple of the cooked cloves into my mashed potatoes. Great meal and so quick and easy. I was going to put it in the crockpot like another reviewer but was running late this am so next time I will. Thank You
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  5. Scoutie
    LOVE this stuff! I cut the recipe in half but still use all of the garlic. LOL Like another reviewer, I leave the skin on the garlic while cooking. Then you pop them out of the skins after the dish is done. Yes, it is messy that way, but it is SO good! Sometimes, I also add some fresh rosemary, cutting back on the thyme. Thanks for posting 2Bleu.
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