Chicken With 40 Cloves of Garlic

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  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 40 garlic cloves, skin removed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups good white wine
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest
  • Italian parsley leaves, red pepper flakes and lemon wedges for garnish


    Preheat oven to 400°F.

    Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper on both sides.

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
    Add chicken thighs, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden, about 3 minutes per side.
    Remove chicken from pan and set aside.

    Melt remaining tablespoon of butter in the skillet.
    Add garlic cloves and stir frequently until golden brown.

    Add the wine to the pan and scrape up any chicken bits with a wooden spoon or spatula.
    Stir in the brown sugar, honey and fresh thyme until combined, then add the seared chicken back to the pan.

    Place the skillet into the preheated oven and roast until completely cooked through, reaching an internal temperature of 165°F, about 25-30 minutes.

    Remove the chicken from the pan and add the flour, cream and lemon zest to the drippings.
    Allow the sauce to come to a boil and remove from heat.
    Stir in more white wine to the sauce if it appears too thick.

    Serve chicken over garlic mashed potatoes smothered in a spoonful of pan sauce, and garnish with fresh parsley and lemon wedges.

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    1. a

      Thank you for another winner recipe!

    2. L

      I made this tonight for my kids. They loved it. It was very easy.

    3. E

      Wow! This is amazing. So delicious and so pretty! I'm eating it. So good! Thanks!

    4. J

      I am currently eating it by the bucket

    5. W

      i loved it so simple but very elegant.

    6. M

      Made this today for my family - they loved it!

    7. T

      I made this last night according to the recipe. It was fabulous!

    8. P

      Love everything about this recipe. It is easy and super tasty. Thank you

    9. V

      Mmmm lovely

    10. D

      What an absolutely wonderful recipe

    11. M

      It's very tasty and very easy to cook,

    12. R

      Tasty and beautiful.

    13. K

      These were pretty delicious

    14. M

      Wow. Fantastic! Followed the instructions to the letter and this was awesome...

    15. B

      Thanks. It's delicious.

    16. M

      Wow, I'm the first to make this? Cool. This was really easy to make

    17. C

      I've already made this twice now, it's so easy to improvise!

    18. K

      Oh WOW! I've had this in my Pinterest for awhile and just made it today.

    19. J

      I love this! So easy to throw together.

    20. C

      Fabulous recipe

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