08 April 2009

40 cloves and a chicken

on the menu tonight:

40 clove garlic chicken
(Recipe from Alton Brown)


* 1 whole chicken (broiler/fryer) cut into 8 pieces
* 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 10 sprigs fresh thyme
* 40 peeled cloves garlic
* Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Toss with a 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, carve, and serve.

Sides: Green Beans sauteed in olive oil with lemon and pepperoncini
Rosemary New Potatoes roasted in chicken schmaltz.

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