Christopher Ranch

Forty Clove Chicken

Forty Clove Chicken


1 chicken



Total Time:

1 hour 15 minutes


1 frying chicken – cut in pieces
40 cloves Christopher Ranch California Heirloom Garlic – peeled (unpeeled cloves may also be used)
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup dry vermouth
1/4 cup olive oil
4 stalks celery – cut in 1 inch pieces
1 tsp. dry oregano or Christopher Ranch Jarred Oregano
2 tsp. dry basil or Christopher Ranch Jarred Basil
6 sprigs fresh parsley – minced
1 lemon – cut in half
Pinch of crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper to taste

The Method

Place chicken in shallow baking pan, skin side up. Sprinkle remaining ingredients, except lemon, evenly over chicken. Squeeze juice from lemon over top. Cut remaining lemon rind into pieces and arrange throughout chicken. Cover with foil and bake at 375° for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes. Serve garlic cloves with the chicken or spread on sliced french bread. You will find them surprisingly mild and buttery tasting. (If cloves were left unpeeled, just squeeze out soft pulp after baking.)