Chicken with 20 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 20 Cloves of Garlic

Chef John 21710

"There's a famous recipe called Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic; this one is twice as good! We're going to cook chicken in a garlic marinade and a glaze. This is for garlic lovers only."


8 h 55 m servings 525 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 525 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 42.1 g
  • 65%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 31.4 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 96 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Pour olive oil into blender and add red wine vinegar, garlic, thyme, rosemary, oregano, and red pepper flakes. Blend until garlic marinade is smooth and creamy.
  2. Cut several deep slashes into the meat of each chicken piece using a sharp knife. Place chicken into a large bowl, pour marinade over chicken, and stir to get marinade into the cuts and all over the chicken. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lightly grease the foil with 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  4. Arrange chicken pieces onto the prepared baking sheet and season both sides of chicken with salt and black pepper.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the thickest piece of chicken reads 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), 40 to 45 minutes. Top with chopped italian parsley.
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  1. 54 Ratings


Tender and moist and just falling off the bone garlic heaven!!! To the person who knocked off points because of the fat- you knew how much fat was in it before you made it! Go look up a diet mea...

OMG John! This was Garlic Heaven! We really go through garlic in this house with almost anything we cook; you just made us go through garlic a whole lot faster. We used chicken breasts and follo...

I have made this recipe for almost 20 years and I just insert the garlic cloves into the chicken pieces. Then I brown and braise the chicken with a sauce covered in the oven. When the dish is fi...

I don't understand why this recipe has such a high fat content when you look at the nutrition guidelines. I realize that the recipe calls for 2/3 cup of olive oil, but it's a marinade, not all ...

I have not yet tried this, but can "taste" it in my head. Wondering two things: 1) Can I substitute minced garlic from a jar, and 2) Considering using a Ziploc bag to marinate the chicken ove...

This time I squeezed three lemons into blender, added shallots, cumin and turmeric. Wow....

I marinated my turkey with this recipe ... BEST turkey ever!

I have made this before and it is delicious. If you're looking for low fat go to a diet recipe website.

I have never reviewed any recipe! This was absolutely the BEST CHICKEN recipe EVER so I wanted you all to know this. It was tasty, crunchy, and fell off the bone! Both my husband and I were li...