Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic


You read that right, 40 cloves of garlic! If you like garlic, you will love this whole roasted chicken.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
1 whole chicken


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 whole chicken

  • 40 cloves garlic

  • ¼ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Melt butter with olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the Dutch oven and brown on all sides in butter and oil, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove chicken to a cutting board.

  3. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of liquid from the pot; stir garlic cloves into the reserved liquid. Return chicken to the pot; sprinkle water, lemon juice, salt, thyme, and black pepper over the chicken; cover tightly.

  4. Bake chicken in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 90 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh should read 180 degrees F (82 degrees C).

  5. Remove chicken from the oven, cover with a doubled sheet of aluminum foil, and allow to rest in a warm area for 10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
24g Fat
5g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 117mg 39%
Sodium 419mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 370mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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