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.


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


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


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,

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13 Responses to “Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic #NationalGarlicDay”

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    Wendy, A Day in the Life on the Farm — April 19, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Perfect recipe for Garlic Day. Thanks for sharing.


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    Stacy — April 19, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Garlic and herbs de Provence are a match made in heaven! Beautiful chicken dish, Vonnie!


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    Heather / girlichef — April 19, 2015 at 8:41 am

    This is one of my all-time favorite dishes, Veronica…I’m so happy you brought it to share for National Garlic Day!


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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious — April 19, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I have ALWAYS wanted to make chicken with 40 cloves of garlic. Yours looks absolutely wonderful, and you have inspired me.


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    Lauren @ Healthy Delicioua — April 19, 2015 at 9:09 am

    oh yum – I can smell that delicious chicken from here! 🙂


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    Ashley @ Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen — April 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    This looks so awesome – and BONUS POINTS for the cast iron skillet! *swoon*


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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — April 19, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Oh my – garlic heaven right here!! Delicious!


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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — April 19, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    As much as I love garlic I somehow have never made 40 clove chicken. I must remedy this!


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    Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories — April 19, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    That looks so amazingly delicious!! I bet your house smelled heavenly!


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    Susan — April 19, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    I never looked at the recipe back then, but I remember this recipe name from Craig Claiborne and the New York Times Cookbook. Glad to see it here. Definitely a great way to celebrate National Garlic Day.


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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — April 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    OMG woahhhhh! Just look at this! Gorgeous and I can just taste the garlic now. No vampires coming near you!! Also you may win for mist garlic used!!!


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    Kelli's Kitchen — April 19, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Everyone in this house would devour this dish!


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    Cindys Recipes and Writings — April 20, 2015 at 4:36 am

    I’ll bet the house smelled wonderful!


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