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This recipe for Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic, by Aimee Buzek, is from Andrea & John's Wedding Cookbook,
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1 whole chicken cut into 8 pieces* 1/2 cup plus 2 T olive oil 10 sprigs fresh thyme 40 peeled cloves garlic salt and pepper
*you can just get a combination of pre-cut breasts and thighs if you don't want to cut up a whole chicken yourself
Preheat oven to 350º. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Toss with 2 T olive oil and brown on both sides in a wide fry pan or skillet over high heat. Remove from heat, add oil, thyme, and garlic cloves. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours. Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5-10 minutes, carve and serve.
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