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Garlic Clove Chicken

My Greek neighbors made this chicken frequently, and I couldn’t get enough of it. If you like garlic, you’ll love this recipe. —Denise Hollebeke, Penhold, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 roasting chicken (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 1 small onion, quartered
  • 40 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried celery flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon each dried tarragon, thyme and rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place chicken breast side up on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Stuff onion in chicken; tie drumsticks together. Arrange garlic cloves around chicken. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Drizzle over chicken and garlic.
  • Cover and bake at 350° for 1-3/4 hours. Uncover; bake 30-45 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°, basting occasionally with pan drippings. (Cover loosely with foil if chicken browns too quickly.) Cover and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
7 ounces cooked chicken: 556 calories, 36g fat (8g saturated fat), 149mg cholesterol, 738mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 49g protein.

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  • fascinator
    Feb 28, 2015

    This was great. Take the time and use all the cloves of garlic.

  • NANAOF11
    Oct 2, 2013

    I recently made this chicken & my hubby & I really enjoyed it. Nice change from the way I usually make alot of my chicken dishes.

  • fredagemmell
    Sep 16, 2010

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  • michmedic
    May 31, 2010

    Made this tonight - OH YUM!! This was FANTASTIC! I only had to sub the vermouth, as I didn't have any and used balsamic vinegar. It was delicious and I would absolutely make it again!

  • katlaydee3
    Apr 5, 2009

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  • Chicklet74
    Feb 23, 2007

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