Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves

April 19th is National Garlic Day! Garlic is not only healthy for you, but it adds flavor to so many dishes. Try this dish for a delicious date night or Sunday dinner. It seems like a ton of garlic, but as it cooks with the chicken thighs, the garlic becomes super sweet and helps to develop a yummy sauce.


Chicken with 40 Garlic Cloves

Serves 6-8

8 chicken thighs (skin on, bone in)
1 bunch green onion, sliced thin
10 sprigs fresh thyme
40 cloves peeled garlic
1/2 cup white wine
Olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large oven-safe pot (such as a Dutch oven) over medium-high heat. Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.

3. Working in batches, place the chicken thighs in the pot, skin side down, and cook until browned, about 3-4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.

4. In the same pot, add the green onion and half the thyme leaves and cook for 1 minute.

5. Add half the garlic. Top with the chicken thighs, remaining garlic, wine and thyme sprigs. Season with salt and pepper. Place the pot in the oven (covered) and cook for 1 and 1/2 hours.

Place chicken and sauce on a platter and serve. How good does that look? :)

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