40 Cloves and a Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 1 h 40 min 6
40 Cloves and a Chicken
Health Highlights
An easy to make, garlicky roasted chicken.


1 medium/large bird Whole Chicken
1 pinch Salt
1 dash Black pepper
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (for chicken rub)
1/2 cup Extra virgin olive oil
10 sprig Thyme, fresh
40 clove(s) Garlic


  1. Preheat oven to 350F (177C).  Prepare a dutch oven that is tall enough to enclose the chicken.
  2. Plate chicken on a large plate.  Sprinkle salt and pepper over the entire chicken.  Then, pour olive oil over the chicken and rub it all over.  Wash your hands thoroughly.
  3. Heat a wide frying pan over high heat. Once hot, brown the chicken by placing all sides on the pan for a few minutes until brown. Remove from heat.
  4. Add remaining olive oil, thyme, and garlic cloves to the dutch oven.  Then add the chicken.  Cover and bake for 1.5 hours in the oven.
  5. Check the internal temperature of the chicken by using a meat thermometer.  It should be no less than 165F (75C).
  6. Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.  Carve, and serve.


AIP friendly

  • Omit Black Pepper

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 653
Calories from fat 436
Calories from saturated fat 93
Total Fat 48 g
Saturated Fat 10.3 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 8.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 26.8 g
Cholesterol 146 mg
Sodium 170 mg
Potassium 527 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 0.2 g
Protein 48 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 2.1

Energy sources