February 1, 2011

Garlic Roasted Chicken & Vegetables

Garlicky?  Yes.  Divine? You betcha.  Easy to make, and I'm finding more and more that bone-in chicken is so much better tasting, although more messy to eat.  This one can be just a little garlicky (with 10 cloves), or you can go ALL OUT and add 40 cloves.  Don't say I didn't warn you about bad breath. 
 1/4 cup butter
3 chicken leg quarters, split into drumsticks and thighs (6 pieces)
4 large red potatoes, cut into chunks
6 large carrots, cut into chunks
1/2 onion, chopped in large chunks
3 celery stalks, cut into chunks
10-40 cloves garlic, paper pulled off, but left unpeeled, unchopped (Yes, if you really love garlic, add 40)
season salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/4 cup maple syrup

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2.Place the butter into a roasting pan, and melt in the oven. When butter is melted, swirl to coat the bottom of the roasting pan, and place the chicken drumsticks and thighs, potatoes, carrots, celery and onion and unpeeled garlic cloves into the pan. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper; turn the chicken, potatoes, and garlic to coat with butter.

3.Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken is no longer pink inside and the juices run clear, about 40 minutes, basting 3 times with pan drippings. Brush maple syrup over the chicken pieces, and spoon pan drippings over the vegetables.

4.Return to oven, and bake until the chicken and potatoes are tender and browned, about 20 more minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into a thick part of a thigh should read at least 165 degrees F. To serve, squeeze garlic from the baked cloves, and spread the soft garlic over the chicken. Pour pan juices over chicken and potatoes.

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