Garlic Chicken


What’s not to love about garlic? It’s versatile, flavorful and simply wonderful. On April 19, celebrate this amazing bulb with this Garlic Chicken recipe.

Yield: 4 servings

1 large sweet onion, peeled and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 (4-pound) chicken
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
20 garlic cloves, peeled
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1⁄4 cup dry white wine or stock
1⁄3 cup mixed fresh herbs (thyme, rosemary, parsley, tarragon)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put the onions and celery in the bottom of a large Dutch oven and place the chicken on top. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper. Scatter the garlic around the chicken and add the oil and wine or stock. Place half of the fresh herbs inside the chicken and the remaining on top of the garlic. Cover and roast 1 ½ hours or until the chicken is done. Serve with the garlic and pan juices.

NOTES: This chicken is rich with garlicky flavor. To get even more flavor, CCL‘s test kitchen recommends sprinkling more salt, up to 2 more teaspoons, on the chicken. Also, consider doubling the herb quantities and placing more herbs and garlic inside the chicken for maximum flavor from the inside out.

Recipe provided by The Tennessee Magazine, one of Colorado Country Life‘s sister publications.

Want to intensify your garlic intake? Try serving these Puffed Garlic Muffins with your Garlic Chicken meal.