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January 1st, 2009 · Print Print

Garlic Roasted Chicken from Sugarlaws

I joined a CSA this winter, and my favorite part of it, so far, was an organic, free range chicken. The moment I saw it, I knew I wanted to do something special with it.

But sometimes the best recipes are the simplest, and this was one of those times. This chicken would make an excellent weeknight dinner, and roasting is by far the easiest preparation imaginable.  Since it also adds a ton of flavor, you really can’t do much better.

So if you want something healthy and easy after a season of elaborate holiday cooking, try this. And happy new year, everyone!  I, for one, am ringing in 2009 by giving my kitchen a rest for a day or two!

Garlic Roasted Chicken from Sugarlaws

Garlic Roasted Chicken

INGREDIENTS

1 whole chicken, cut into breasts and legs, skin removed
6 large garlic cloves
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt
Pepper

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Rub each chicken breast and leg with olive oil, salt and pepper. Finely chop the garlic cloves and cover the chicken with them.

Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until chicken reaches internal temperature of 165 degrees. Serve.

Serves 4-6.

Garlic Roasted Chicken from Sugarlaws


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Tags: food · main dishes



15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shannalee // Jan 1, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    That top photo is simply stunning. And I love your blue roasting pan!

    Looks like a great recipe, especially for someone who loves (!) garlic like I do. Thanks, and happy new year!

  • 2 Megan // Jan 1, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Love the photos! What a great and simple recipe-quite perfect for college student cooking. Anything that uses this much garlic is definitely a winner in my book :)

  • 3 Joy // Jan 2, 2009 at 2:33 am

    It looks utterly delicious! I love simple dishes which just makes the main ingredient shine (I sound like a judge on Iron Chef…haha), just like this. :)

    Have a relaxing start of the new year!

  • 4 adele // Jan 2, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Mmm. If you, like me, are something of a garlicophile, the next step after this recipe is forty-clove garlic chicken. :)

  • 5 Fearless Kitchen // Jan 2, 2009 at 11:14 am

    This looks great – I love garlic.  It looks like the garlic flavors don’t get muddled down with a lot of “static” in this dish.

  • 6 VeggieGirl // Jan 2, 2009 at 11:33 am

    Happy New Year, Katy!! :-)

  • 7 Patsyk // Jan 2, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I love a simple dish like this.  Garlic is a favorite ingredient in my kitchen.

  • 8 Erin // Jan 3, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I just got the Kardea bar today! (I’ve been out of town) It’s great, and thank you!  This chicken looks great.  I love roasting a whole chicken.

  • 9 Heather Campo // Jan 4, 2009 at 12:25 am

    What a great photo! Looks delicious!

  • 10 Kevin // Jan 4, 2009 at 8:39 am

    That chicken looks really tasty!

  • 11 RecipeGirl // Jan 4, 2009 at 10:03 am

    All of that garlic makes this chicken look amazing!

    Happy, Happy New Year to you!

  • 12 giz // Jan 4, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    look at all that garlic!!!! yowzer – I’ll bet that packs a bunch of flavour.

  • 13 Farmgirl Susan // Jan 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    What a delicious way to savor your organic, free range chicken! : )

  • 14 LOLfitness // Jan 11, 2009 at 10:26 am

    I tried this. It turned out well, but halfway through eating it I tired of the garlic flavor. Guess i’m not a garlicophile! Nice recipe!

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