There's a famous recipe called Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic; this one is twice as good! We're going to cook chicken in a garlic marinade and a glaze. This is for garlic lovers only.

Chef John
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour olive oil into blender and add red wine vinegar, garlic, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Blend until garlic marinade is smooth and creamy.

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  • Cut several deep slashes into the meat of each chicken piece using a sharp knife. Place chicken into a large bowl, pour marinade over chicken, and stir to get marinade into the cuts and all over the chicken. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly grease the foil with 1 teaspoon olive oil.

  • Arrange chicken pieces onto the prepared baking sheet and season both sides of chicken with salt and black pepper.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest piece of chicken reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), 40 to 45 minutes. Top with chopped Italian parsley.

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Nutrition Facts

525 calories; 42.1 g total fat; 97 mg cholesterol; 122 mg sodium. 4.7 g carbohydrates; 31.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2013
Tender and moist and just falling off the bone garlic heaven!!! To the person who knocked off points because of the fat- you knew how much fat was in it before you made it! Go look up a diet meal if you are watching your figure. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2013
I have made this recipe for almost 20 years and I just insert the garlic cloves into the chicken pieces. Then I brown and braise the chicken with a sauce covered in the oven. When the dish is finished I use a stick blender to create the garlic sauce It is much easier. I usually put pearl onions and baby carrots in the pan while the chicken is braising. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 51
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2013
Tender and moist and just falling off the bone garlic heaven!!! To the person who knocked off points because of the fat- you knew how much fat was in it before you made it! Go look up a diet meal if you are watching your figure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2013
Tender and moist and just falling off the bone garlic heaven!!! To the person who knocked off points because of the fat- you knew how much fat was in it before you made it! Go look up a diet meal if you are watching your figure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2013
OMG John! This was Garlic Heaven! We really go through garlic in this house with almost anything we cook; you just made us go through garlic a whole lot faster. We used chicken breasts and followed the recipe exactly. The result was a very moist and savory dish we will make again and again. Thanks Chef John; let the good food times continue to roll! PS.. Fresh Italian Parsley does work to counter that garlic but if everyone is eating the same dish who needs it! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2013
I have made this recipe for almost 20 years and I just insert the garlic cloves into the chicken pieces. Then I brown and braise the chicken with a sauce covered in the oven. When the dish is finished I use a stick blender to create the garlic sauce It is much easier. I usually put pearl onions and baby carrots in the pan while the chicken is braising. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2013
I don't understand why this recipe has such a high fat content when you look at the nutrition guidelines. I realize that the recipe calls for 2/3 cup of olive oil but it's a marinade not all of that oil is going to be consumed. I've rated this recipe a 3 because of the high fat content but if the fat content is actually lower I'd give this a 5. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/11/2013
This time I squeezed three lemons into blender added shallots cumin and turmeric. Wow.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2013
I have not yet tried this but can "taste" it in my head. Wondering two things: 1) Can I substitute minced garlic from a jar and 2) Considering using a Ziploc bag to marinate the chicken overnight. Do you see any problem with that? Can't wait to try it - off to the grocery store tomorrow for Saturday night's dinner. Hooray for garlic! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2013
I have made this before and it is delicious. If you're looking for low fat go to a diet recipe website. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2013
I marinated my turkey with this recipe... BEST turkey ever! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2013
I have never reviewed any recipe! This was absolutely the BEST CHICKEN recipe EVER so I wanted you all to know this. It was tasty crunchy and fell off the bone! Both my husband and I were licking our fingers! Ya gotta love garlic! THANK YOU CHEF JOHN! Read More
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