How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Rinse chicken and pat dry
  • Sprinkle inside and out with salt and pepper.
  • Tie legs together with kitchen string and fold wings under chicken.
  • Heat oil in a 6- to 8-quart wide heavy ovenproof pot over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then brown chicken, turning it carefully, until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate.
  • Tie herbs and celery together with string to make a bouquet garni and add to pot along with garlic cloves.
  • Put chicken, breast side up, on top of cloves and bake, covered tightly, in middle of oven, basting twice, until cooked through and an instant-read thermometer inserted 2 inches into fleshy part of a thigh (avoid bone) registers 170°F, 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to a cutting board, reserving pan juices, and let stand 10 minutes.
  • Cut chicken into serving pieces and spread roasted garlic on toasts.
  • Serve chicken drizzled with some of reserved pan juices.

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    " It was excellent "
    aubreymalachi ate it and said...
    I love chicken and i love garlic this looks delicious I will try this recipe very very soon
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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    I love the flavor of roasted garlic and the whole house is so perfumed. The garlic spread on bread is quite decadent, too. Wonderful post.
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  • misslionheart 10 years ago
    I'm making this again in the next couple of weeks. Will post step-by-step pics then...
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    oh my thank you!
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  • hayleesgrandma 10 years ago
    This sounds wonderful. I love baked chicken and garlic.
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  • prosser 10 years ago
    Wow. When I get home from Saudi I fancy cooking this one up.
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    " It was excellent "
    borius ate it and said...
    This looks LOVELY! We roast chickens often so I will add this one to tme mix. Thanks for the post.
    Mark
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    " It was excellent "
    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    This is a fabulous recipe! Incredibly good, and perfect with the addition of rosemary, sage, and thyme. Love baked chicken, and this ranks "high" on the list!
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