68 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 45
  • 4 Rating Star 18
  • 3 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 1

If you like garlic, you will love this chicken!

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 35 mins
total:
2 hrs 5 mins
additional:
10 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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

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

  • Bake the 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). Remove the 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.

Tip

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

768.72 calories; 70.88 g protein; 10.77 g carbohydrates; 47.76 g fat; 233.57 mg cholesterol; 837.8 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


Reviews (48)

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Most helpful positive review

Denise D
05/05/2009
This is a classic French dish. You will get the same affect if you use 20 cloves of garlic cut in half. The smaller you make garlic the more potent it becomes.
(75)

Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
05/23/2011
For all the garlic I expected a lot more flavor in the chicken.
(4)
68 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 45
  • 4 Rating Star 18
  • 3 Rating Star 4
  • 2 Rating Star 1
Denise D
05/05/2009
This is a classic French dish. You will get the same affect if you use 20 cloves of garlic cut in half. The smaller you make garlic the more potent it becomes.
(75)
Baker Beverly
05/15/2009
Yum! Used cut up chicken for convenience and chicken stock for the baking liquid which I then thickened at the end to make a velvety sauce to coat the chicken. This is easy inexpensive and very tasty!
(52)
Melissa
05/13/2009
My husband mashed the garlic from the pan up and we had instant garlic bread! Delicious recipe and VERY easy to do.
(40)
Nora O'Hara
08/12/2009
I found this similar recipe on the garlic bag. It used only olive oil 1/4 cup. It included also 1/2 cup white wine 1/4 cup dry vermouth juice of one lemon 1 tsp of dried oregano and minced fresh parsley. After putting all the ingredients on the chicken place in a covered roasting pan 40 minutes on 400 then uncovered for another 30 to 35 minutes and it was delicious. Thanks for providing this recipe and I hope you try it with the extra ingredients.
(39)
Erin M
10/14/2009
The first time I made this even with all the garlic the chicken hadn't picked up much flavor. I made it a second time rubbing the chicken with more herbs and such. Then after it was baked pulled out the garlic to puree together with just a touch of melted butter - to poor over everything. Amazing. And perfect to sop up with a big fluffy roll.
(34)
hotrod_baby68
05/08/2009
This recipe was very good and very easy. One of the few reliable one-pot wonders. The only difference is that I used minced garlic since my family LOVES garlic. Minced garlic is much more potent. I would have like the skin to be a bit crispy but with the amount of liquid that's released I would have had to taken the chicken out of the dutch oven and crisped it on a cookie sheet. Nevertheless this was very good.
(19)
Anonymous
01/02/2010
I received a dutch oven for Christmas (thanks mom!) and this recipe turned out wonderfully in it. I used about 30 cloves of garlic minced. After browning the bird I tossed in the garlic returned the bird to the pan then added halved white potatoes a yellow onion quartered and two carrots cut into large pieces. I then added the remaining ingrediants for the original recipe topped the pot with the lid and put into the preheated oven. This chicken as small so it cooked in about an hour and the aroma that filled the house was amazing. I let the bird rest for ten or so minutes before removing from the pan. I put the veggies in another bowl to serve alongside and to make a quick gravy added a can of campbell's wild mushroom condensed soup mix to the butter/garlic/olive oil drippings. My husband loved the meal. Thanks!
(18)
Barb
05/08/2009
I've been making this for years. It's great and the garlic gets nice and sweet. I've also just used thighs with 20 cloves and that works great as well.
(18)
Richard Kaeble
01/03/2011
This was a huge hit for me and my girlfriend. I used a roasting bag with the chicken. I browned the chicken in the pan with the butter and olive oil then just added the spices and the lemon juice and water straight into the bag with the chicken then added the garlic to the pan to start extracting the flavor and then added that to the bag well. After the chicken was finished cooking I took the bag out and dumped the contents into a bowl and mashed the garlic and mixed that up. It made a perfect sauce for the chicken. It is my new favorite recipe and I will sure be making this again for my parents.
(16)