Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken
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Recipe type: Meat
Serves: serves 4
  • 15 cloves garlic - peeled
  • 4 chicken thighs – wash pat very dry with paper towel
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp Italian / steak seasoning
  • 1 tbsp olive / grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • Splash of chicken stock
  • 1 tsp mustard
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/350°F. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with salt and pepper. Leave them aside while you work on the garlic.
  2. In a cast iron pan or oven-proof deep dish tray, add in oil and butter and brown the garlic over low heat for about 5 mins. The aim is to infuse the oil with garlic flavor.
  3. Remove garlic from pan and set aside.
  4. Turn up heat and add in chicken thighs, skin side down and brown them for 5 mins.
  5. Flip them over, add in garlic cloves and sprinkle spice seasoning evenly over the thighs. Add a small dollop of butter on the skin of each chicken thigh for extra crispiness.
  6. Carefully transfer the pan into the preheated oven and roast them for about 25 mins.
  7. Remove chicken thighs from pan and set on serving plate. The skin should be very crispy.
  8. Return pan onto stove and heat up the drippings.
  9. Add in flour and stir well.
  10. Deglaze the pan with chicken stock and mustard, stirring continuously.
  11. Pour onto the serving plate with the chicken thighs, carefully avoiding the chicken skin and serve warm.
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