Provencal chicken with 40 cloves of garlic

Yield: 6 To 8 servi

Measure Ingredient
2 Chickens (3 lb. each), cut into 8 pieces each
½ teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
¾ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
2½ teaspoon Herbes de Provence (1/2 tsp. each dried marjoram, oregano and summer savory and 1 tsp. dried thyme), or use all thyme
40 Whole garlic cloves, unpeeled
1 Loaf French or Italian bread, sliced and toasted

Food & Wine, 9/87.

"The garlic in this dish cooks so long that it mellows and is luscious spread on grilled or toasted French bread rounds." 1. Preheat the oven to 375. Season the chicken pieces with the salt and ½ tsp. of the pepper. In a large flame-proof casserole, heat 2 Tbsp. of the olive oil over moderately high heat. Add the chicken in batches and brown evenly, about 3 minutes on each side.

2. Remove the casserole from the heat. Return all of the chicken to the casserole and add the herbes de Provence, garlic, remaining ½ cup plus 2 Tbsp. olive oil and ½ tsp. pepper. Toss to coat well. Place aluminum foil over the casserole and cover with the lid. Bake, without removing the lid, for 1 hour and 10 minutes.

3. Serve the chicken with the garlic cloves, to be spread onto the toasted French or Italian bread.

Posted to FOODWINE Digest 17 Sep 96 From: Tracey Meyer <tmeyer@...> Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 19:33:16 -0400

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