Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 744 calories
    • Fat 30 g
    • Sat Fat 8 g
    • Cholesterol 298 mg
    • Sodium 783 mg
    • Protein 101 g
    • Carbohydrate 12 g
    • Sugar 1 g
    • Fiber 1 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 112 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 3 ½- to 4-pound chicken
  2. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  3. Check 40 cloves peeled garlic (from 3 to 4 heads)
  4. Check 2 sprigs oregano
  5. Check 1 lemon, quartered
  6. Check 1tablespoon olive oil

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 450° F. Place the chicken in a large cast iron or other ovenproof skillet; tie the legs with kitchen twine and season with 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Roast for 30 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, oregano, and lemon to the skillet; drizzle with the oil. Continue to roast, tossing the garlic and lemon once, until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of a thigh registers 165° F, 25 to 30 minutes more. Let rest 10 minutes before carving.
  3. Discard the oregano sprigs. Serve the chicken with the garlic and lemon.