Sunday, November 24, 2013

Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

I don't know about you, but we loveee garlic. I don't ever cooking dinner without it. I especially like it roasted in the oven, and tucked in a jar with olive oil and Herbs Provencal.
For the chicken with 40 cloves of garlic you have to be a garlic lover, because its really a lot of it. It's a scary amount of garlic when you hear it for the first time, but please don't be discouraged. The garlic gets caramelized, sweet, and it melts with the sauce. Its a deliciously rich, comforting meal, for cold weekend nights. Temperatures dropped really low this morning in Chicago, it was just 12ºF  so, we really needed some comfort food to keep us warm and cozy.

For this recipe, you will need:

3 whole heads of garlic, around 40 cloves (save yourself some time, and buy it already peeled)
1 whole chicken cut into peaces (or you can by 10-12 peaces of drumsticks and thighs)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon dry thyme
4 tablespoons heavy cream
1 tablespoon parsley
salt and paper to taste

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil and butter in a large pot, and brown it skin side down first. Remove chicken to the plate, turn down the heat, and add all of the garlic to the pot. Saute it for 5-10 min, turning it often, until evenly browned. Add wine, return to boil, and scrape all the bits from the bottom. Return the chicken to the pot with all the juices, and sprinkle with thyme. Cover and simmer for about 45 min until chicken is done. Add heavy cream, raise the heat, and let it boil for 2-3 min. Taste it, ajust the seasoning if needed, and sprinkle with parsley. Serve it hot, and enjoy with mashed potatoes, or fresh dinner rolls that you can dip into the sauce.


  1. Izgleda veoma ukusno.
    Drago mi je što ste ponovo aktivni.

  2. Kako divno izgleda, bas mami na probu, nikako da isprobam taj receptic.:)) p.s. fotka je za naslovnu stranicu nekog deluxe kuvara.:)))

    1. Hvala puno Lana :)
      Ovo je pravi zimski ruckic. Malo je dosadno cistiti taj lukac, ali vredi, odlicno je, mislim da bi ti se svidelo :)

  3. Ehej, kako to da ja poslednja saznam da si tu?! Bas sam srecna!
    Recept-jedan od omiljenih.

    1. Eto, Lesi se vratio kuci :)))) Citacemo se sad ;)
      Irena, bas mi je drago da i vi ovo volite. Ljudi se prepadnu kad procitaju koliko luka ide, ali meni je fenomenalno :)

  4. Irena, hvala ti sto si svratila :*

  5. Going to try this soon. Thank you!