40-clove garlic chicken

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40-clove garlic chicken
Sometimes garlic carries a stinky reputation, but did you know it has notable health benefits? In fact, garlic has been proven to help decrease cholesterol and blood pressure. This recipe for 40-clove garlic chicken (yes, 40!) has been adapted from Damn Delicious. Enjoy as-is or over a bed of brown rice. As a special treat, spread a clove of roasted garlic like butter over some crusty bread.

Servings: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes


  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter, commonly used as a substitute for butter)
  • 40 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 4 small new potatoes, cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan over medium-high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set aside.
  3. Add garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add chicken, potatoes, and thyme. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Set chicken aside, reserving the juices in the pan.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and milk. Whisk in flour mixture to the pan until slightly thickened, about 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Plate chicken and potatoes. Spoon sauce over both and serve immediately.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 250
  • Total fat: 13 g
  • Saturated fat: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 58 mg
  • Sodium: 308 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 20 g
  • Dietary fiber: 2 g
  • Total sugars: 1 g
  • Protein: 14 g