Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic is a classic French dish, yes with 40 cloves of garlic, no more no less. Although it may seem like a lot of garlic, it mellows in flavor as it cooks and you end up with mild, buttery garlic and a moist and delicious chicken! A must try!
Course: Main Course
Keyword: chicken, chicken with 40 cloves of garlic, one pot meals
Prepare chicken: Clean the chicken thighs, pat them dry and cut them in half.
Cook chicken: In a large Dutch oven or oven proof skillet add the olive oil and heat over medium-high heat. Add chicken thighs and cook on both sides just until they start to brown and are no longer pink. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
Cook garlic: Add the cloves of garlic to the same skillet. Season with cumin, dill, thyme, salt, pepper and stir. Add the wine, stir a bit and scrape all the pieces from the bottom of the skillet, then cook for about 2 minutes just until the wine reduces a bit and the garlic starts to brown.
Finish cooking: Stir in the chicken broth then add the chicken back to the skillet. Cover the skillet with a lid and place in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Garnish and serve: Garnish with parsley and serve warm over rice or noodles.
Feel free to use whichever cut of chicken you prefer.