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Chicken with 40 Cloves Garlic

This classic recipe is easy to make and packed full of flavor. Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic sounds complicated but it's easy enough to serve as a weeknight meal and fancy enough to serve to guests.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, French
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 531kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - Easy Chicken Recipes


  • 3 chicken leg quarters
  • 40 garlic cloves peeled
  • 3 whole heads of garlic
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 tsp dry rosemary leaves
  • 3 fresh rosemary stems optional


  • Preheat oven 350F
  • Chop off the top ½ inch of the whole garlic heads
  • In a sheet pan add chicken legs, whole garlic heads, 40 garlic cloves
  • In a bowl add olive oil, juice of orange, thyme, dry rosemary, black pepper, salt, honey
  • Mix with a fork then drizzle mixture over chicken and garlic
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until chicken is golden brown and cooked through
  • Serve with fresh rosemary stems and enjoy!



Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 671mg | Potassium: 351mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg