Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic #NationalGarlicDay

This French comfort food Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a satisfying, classic and simple recipe to make. It is perfect for National Garlic Day.

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Calling all garlic lovers! Welcome to National Garlic Day 2015, hosted by Heather from girlichef. April 19th is a day for garlic lovers far and wide to come together and celebrate the wonder of “the stinking rose”. Whether it’s the ability to ward off vampires (and bugs), its numerous health benefits, or the way it lends flavor to a dish, there are so many reasons for singing the praises of garlic.

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Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 whole chicken cup into pieces (3-4 pounds)
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon fresh cracked black pepper
4o cloves of garlic
1/2 cup white dry wine
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon herb de Provence

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat oil and butter in a large oven proof pan over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper Add chicken to pan skin side down. Cook chicken until brown on both sides about 15 minutes. Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside. To the pan add the garlic and cook 4-5 minutes or until lightly brown and fragrant. Add the wine and scrape the bottom of the pan to release all of those brown bits on the bottom. Reduce the wine about 5 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a boil. Add the chicken back to the pot and bake in the oven fro 30-40 minutes or until chicken is tender and cooked through. Serve hot with pan juices.

To help you get in the mood, check out these garlicky good recipes from this year’s National Garlic Day bloggers:

Peace be with you,
Veronica