Friday, November 22, 2013

Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic

Serves 4
Hands-On Time: 15m
Total Time: 1hr 10m

1 3 ½- to 4-pound chicken
kosher salt and black pepper
40 cloves peeled garlic (from 3 to 4 heads)
2 sprigs oregano
1 lemon, quartered
1 tablespoon olive oil

1.Heat oven to 450° F. Place the chicken in a large cast iron or other ovenproof skillet; tie the legs with kitchen twine and season with 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes.

2.Add the garlic, oregano, and lemon to the skillet; drizzle with the oil. Continue to roast, tossing the garlic and lemon once, until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh registers 165° F, 25 to 30 minutes more. Let rest 10 minutes before carving.

3.Discard the oregano sprigs. Serve the chicken with the garlic and lemon.

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