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Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

Recipe from: 11/1/1997 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 13
Servings 4
Time 10 minutes


  • 2
    whole chicken
  • salt
  • 2
    sprigs thyme
  • 2
    sprigs rosemary
  • bay leaves
  • 2
    sprigs sage
  • 40
    large garlic cloves
  • 2
    celery stalks with leaves, chopped
  • 2
    sprigs flat-leaf parsley
  • 2
    yellow or orange peppers, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 45
    olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • toasted slices of baguette or French bread


1 hour 30 minutes
1. Sprinkle the chicken with salt, inside and out. Stuff it with half the herbs and 4 garlic cloves. Place the chicken in a casserole dish and surround with remaining garlic, herbs and vegetables. 2. Coat chicken and vegetables with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cover and bake in a preheated oven at 200 ºC for about 1 1/2 hours. 3. Remove from oven and skim the fat from the juices. Pour the juices into a jug. Serve the chicken hot, accompanied by the sauce and toasted baquette or French bread. (The tasty purée from the roast garlic cloves can be spread on to the toast.)

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