Archive for January 20th, 2011

40 Clove Garlic Chicken

Hi everyone…

It’s been nice not to have the pressure of making something every night to impress… So when I feel like it I make something special. I went through my recipe box to find some old favorites and decided it would be fun to have garlic breath for a few days. We never go anywhere so I wasn’t worried about offending anyone. I got this recipe from a friend I had many years ago when we lived at the Lazy Shamrock Ranch in Heeney, CO. (the good ole days).


1 chicken cut up or pieces (I use skinned thighs bone in)

40 cloves peeled garlic (unlike when I first made this you can buy garlic already peeled now)

3/4 chicken stock

1/4 cup olive oil

4 stalks chopped celery

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 teaspoon dried basil

2 tablespoons dried parsley

juice of one lemon

salt & pepper to taste

French bread


Place chicken in shallow baking dish. Sprinkle all ingredients over chicken. Cut lemon rinds and place on chicken.

Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover and bake another 30 minutes.

Serve with rice.

Spread soft garlic on french bread.

My notes:  Except for the chicken, celery and garlic I double all the ingredients so we can have lots of juice for the rice and bread. I’ve also used fresh herbs… either is fine. Add a vegetable of your choice. This is one of our family favorites! The picture below is not mine…

40 Clove Garlic Chicken


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