40 Garlic Clove Roasted Chicken

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Preparation Time 10 minutes Total Time 70 minutes
Servings 6 servings Cost Per Serving $2.50
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1 (2 to 3 lbs)Whole Chicken, rinsed and patted dry
4Heads of Garlic
1/4 cupFresh Rosemary
2Clementine's, zest and juice
2 tbspGrainy Mustard
1/2 cupWater
2Large Carrots, peeled and cut in half
2Large Onion, peeled and cut in quarters
2Celery sticks, cut in half
2 tbspOlive Oil
To tasteSea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Add garlic cloves from three heads, rosemary, clementine zest and juice, mustard, olive oil and a little salt and pepper to a food processor and pulse until you get a smooth consistency.
  3. Gently separate the skin from the chicken breast and add the garlic mixture under the skin. Press to spread the garlic mixture evenly through the chicken.
  4. Season the cavity of the chicken with a little olive oil, salt and pepper.
  5. Spread your onion, carrot and celery into a roasting pan and place the chicken on top. Pour in ½ a cup of water.
  6. Place the chicken in the oven and roast for about 50 minutes to 60 minutes. Use a food thermometer and insert it just inside the breast. A safe internal temperature for a whole cooked chicken is 185 degrees F (85 C). Also the legs and wings should separate from the chicken easily at this point.
  7. Allow the chicken to rest on a cutting board for at least 10 minutes before carving into it.


  • ​Garlic contains a compound called ajoene that reduces blood clotting. If you are taking any blood thinning medications talk to your doctor before drastically increasing your garlic intake and especially before using garlic supplements.
  • Worried about garlic breath? Garlic contains sulfur compounds that provide health benefits as well as that strong, garlicky smell. Chlorophyll found in leafy green herbs such as mint and parsley helps reduce the sulfur smell and keep breath fresh, so eat up!