Roasted chicken is a classic recipe and it can 40 cloves of garlic added to the mix can only improve it. Yes, you read that correctly- you will need 40 cloves (1-2 heads of garlic) to make this glorious garlicky chicken. In a Dutch oven, garlic cloves are lightly browned before the chicken is added with fresh spring of thyme. While the chicken roasts, the garlic absorb all the juices and become tender and mellow. When your roast chicken is ready, reserve those roasted cloves and spread them on soft Italian bread. 40 cloves of garlic roast chicken is sheer pleasure and delight.
1 fryer Chicken, cut into pieces- toss out the junk parts
40 cloves give or take, of garlic. Peeled, but otherwise intact
8 sprigs of fresh thyme
1/2 cup (plus a little more) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper
1 loaf of fresh Italian Bread