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40 Cloves Garlic Chicken

Course Main Course, Poultry
Cuisine French
Keyword 40 cloves garlic chicken, baked chicken, baking dish, chicken recipe, French classic chicken recipe, garlic, garlic cloves, metal container
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 people


  • 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 pounds chicken 1 4 pounds chicken cut into 8 pieces
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper
  • 40 garilc cloves 40 garlic cloves, peeled and hardcore end removed
  • ½ cup extra dry vermouth ½ cup extra dry vermouth
  • ¾ cup chicken broth ¾ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
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  1. Heat oven to 350F

  2. Heat oil in a 6 quarts Dutch oven pot over medium-high heat. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper, all sides. Add to pot and cook undisturbed until skin is golden brown, and you can turn the pieces over with no difficulties. Turn only once.

  3. Transfer the chicken to a baking dish, 8”x8” dish, set aside.

  4. Add garlic to the pot and cook until browned in some spots, about 5 minutes. Add vermouth and cook, scraping the bottom of the pot, until slightly reduced, about 2 minutes. Add the chicken stock and bring it to a boil. Transfer half the garlic cloves to the baking dish. Mash the remaining garlic cloves into stock and pour over the chicken.

  5. Bake until glazed and tender, 25 to 30 minutes. Garnish with tarragon and serve.