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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic is a delicious one-pot meal with tender chicken, a fantastic sauce, and all the garlic! You'll love it.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 371kcal


  • 8 bone-in, skin-on, chicken thighs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 40 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon thyme dried
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk


  • Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the chicken thighs in, skin-side down, and sear both sides until they are golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add the garlic cloves to the skillet, stirring frequently, cook until they are golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in the chicken broth and thyme and bring to a boil.  
  • Return chicken to skillet and simmer until a thermometer inserted reads 165 degrees, about 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer chicken to a serving platter, reserving the juices remaining in the skillet. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and the milk. Whisk the flour-milk mixture into the skillet until the sauce is thickened slightly, about 1 to 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken and serve immediately.



Adapted from On Cooking.


Calories: 371kcal