Tested till perfect Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic
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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

This skillet version of a classic French oven-braised roast chicken is delicious with green beans and buttermilk mashed potatoes or a whole grain baguette. To ease the chore of peeling 40 cloves of garlic, lay them in groups of 4 on a cutting board and press down with the flat side of a chef's knife to loosen the skins.

By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: April 2005

Recipe4 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 tbsp 1tbspvegetable oil
  • 8 8chicken thighchicken thighs, skinned (2 lb 1 kg)
  • 40 40garlic clovegarlic cloves, about 4 heads
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcrumbled dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspcrumbled dried rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tspcrumbled dried sage
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • Pinch Pinchsalt
  • 1 tbsp 1tbspall-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 1cupchicken stock
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspfresh parsley
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In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken all over. Transfer to plate.

Drain fat from pan; fry garlic, thyme, rosemary, sage, pepper and salt over medium heat until garlic is golden, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add stock and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Return chicken and any juices to pan; cover and simmer, turning once, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced and garlic is softened, about 25 minutes. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate until cold. Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 1 month.) Sprinkle with parsley.

Additional information :

Slow Cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic: Do not remove chicken skin. After browning chicken, transfer to slow cooker. Continue with recipe but omit flour, scraping stock mixture into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.

Skim off any fat. Whisk 1/4 cup (50 mL) water with 3 tbsp (50 mL) all-purpose
flour and stir into slow cooker; cover and cook on high for 15 minutes or until thickened. Remove skin if desired. Sprinkle with parsley.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 298 pro 33g total fat 12g sat. fat 3g
carb 12g fibre 1g chol 116mg sodium 297mg

% RDI:

calcium 7 iron 21 vit A 4 vit C 17
folate 8
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