Roasted Garlic-Glazed Chicken With Lemon-Herb Sauce

Recipe by Chippie1
READY IN: 1hr 45mins




  • For the Roasted Garlic Glaze:
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Cut off the top third of each head of garlic.
  • Put them on a parchment or foil-lined baking sheet, drizzle 2 tablespoons of the oil over the tops, and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the pepper.
  • Turn the garlic cut side down and roast until the cloves are soft and golden brown, about 1 hour.
  • Remove from the oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.
  • Into a food processor squeeze each head of garlic gently to release the flesh.
  • Add the egg yolks, lemon juice, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and puree on high speed.
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup of oil in a slow, steady stream and process until the glaze is thick and smooth.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • (The glaze can be made up to 1 day in advance).
  • For the Chicken:
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Separate the legs& thighs.
  • Season the chicken on both sides with the Essence.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in each of 2 large ovenproof skillets over medium-high heat.
  • Place the chicken pieces skin side down in the hot pans and sear for 6 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and 2 sprigs of thyme to each pan, and place in the oven.
  • Roast for 16 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and carefully turn the chicken halves with tongs.
  • Brush the skin side of each chicken with the garlic glaze and roast skin side up until the skin is crisp, about 10 minutes longer.
  • For the Lemon Herb Sauce:
  • In a small saucepan, bring the chicken stock to a simmer.
  • Transfer to a blender or food processor.
  • Add the mustard and process on high speed.
  • With the motor running, add the lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs, and process until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.