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Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Cindi Coughlin

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 whole heads of garlic - about 40 cloves
3 lbs. of chicken cut up. If breast meat, cut in half
Kosher salt & ground pepper
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. Cognac, divided
1 cup dry white wine
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. heavy cream

Directions:
Directions:
Separate the cloves of garlic and drop them into a pot of boiling water for 60 seconds. Drain the garlic and peel. Set aside
Dry the chicken on paper towels. Season liberally with salt and pepper. Heat the butter and oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat. In batches, saute the chicken until nicely browned - about 3-5 minutes on each side. Transfer all chicken to a plate and add all of the garlic to the pot. Lower the heat and saute for 5-10 minutes. Turn often until it is browned, careful not to let it burn.
Add 2 Tbsp of the cognac and the wine, return to a boil and scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Return the chicken to the pot with the juices and sprinkle with the thyme leaves. Cover and simmer over the lowest heat for about 30 minutes, or until the chicken is done and tender.
Remove the chicken to a platter and cover with foil. In a small bowl, whisk together cup of the sauce and flour, then whisk it back into the sauce in the pot. Raise the heat, add the remaining tablespoon of Cognac and the cream. Boil for 3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour the sauce and the garlic back over the chicken and serve hot.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Serve with couscous. This is a great dish for entertaining, because it is even better when you make it the day ahead and reheat!

 

 

 

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