Oven-Roasted Chicken, With Roasted Garlic and French Bread

Recipe by Helping Hands
READY IN: 1hr 37mins




  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Wash and dry chicken, and remove giblets.
  • Baste (or rub) whole chicken with olive oil.
  • Mix salt and pepper to taste, and all other spices, in small bowl, and then rub over entire chicken (leave a small amount of spice mixture remaining).
  • Put leftover spice mixture, and 4 indiviudal garlic cloves, inside cavity of chicken.
  • Place chicken in large roasting pan (without rack).
  • Take apart remaining garlic bulbs (leaving skins on) and place garlic cloves all around chicken.
  • Pour chicken broth over all.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour, then remove cover, and bake for 35 to 40 mins, until chicken is browned.
  • Remove chicken from oven and let cool for a few minutes.
  • Carve chicken, while heating up french bread (if you like your bread warmed).
  • Serve chicken pieces and french bread, with roasted garlic cloves.
  • Squeeze roasted garlic (which will squeeze nicely right out of the skins) onto slices of french bread and/or onto chicken pieces, as you eat it (we love to squeeze garlic right onto our chicken, as well as onto the bread).