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101 Garlic Chicken Recipe

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101 Garlic Chicken
From The Complete Garlic Lovers' Cookbook (Canada, UK)

When serving this recipe to guests, invite them into the kitchen to let them count as you place the garlic cloves around the chicken. They won't believe how sweet and delicious the cooked garlic will be until they eat it! By Helen McGlone, Roseville, Calif., winner of prize for Best Recipe Using Most Garlic, 1982.


10 whole chicken breasts, split, boned and skinned
Salt and pepper
2 cups champagne
101 unpeeled cloves fresh garlic


Place chicken in ungreased baking pan, 12 x 16 or 18 inches. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and pour champagne over. Place garlic cloves around and between chicken pieces. Cover pan with foil. Bake at 350F (175C) for 1-1/2 hours. Remove chicken to large serving platter and place garlic around chicken. Tell guests to suck the garlic out of its skin; that it is deliciously sweet.

Yield: Makes 20 servings

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