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Garlic Stuffed Roasted Chicken

Updated on August 9, 2014

Chicken For Garlic Lovers

For anyone who likes garlic, this chicken recipe is for you. The thing I like most about this chicken is that you can use as much garlic or as little as you want. As I always say, "The more garlic the better."

All you will need to make this recipe is one whole roasting chicken, fresh garlic cloves, and fresh ground pepper.

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Tips on how to easily peel a garlic clove

Break away the cloves from the garlic bulb. Hold both ends the clove between your thumb and fore finger. Give it a twist. You should find that the skin is then easily peeled off.

Using a garlic peeler is another method that works quite well. Simply put the clove in the peeler and roll on the counter top. This breaks the skin away from the clove.

Ingredients

1 Whole Roasting Chicken

12 - 15 cloves of garlic peeled

Fresh ground pepper

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Slip the garlic under the skin
Slip the garlic under the skin
Once garlic is all inserted sprinkle with fresh ground pepper.
Once garlic is all inserted sprinkle with fresh ground pepper.

Preparing and roasting the chicken

Preheat oven to 325°F.

Wash the chicken under cold water and pat dry.

Peel and slice the garlic cloves into 3-4 slices depending on how large the actual cloves are.

Slightly and gently lift the skin of the chicken and insert the garlic cloves throughout the chicken where you can lift the skin. We really enjoy the taste of garlic so I tend to use quite a bit. Don't be afraid to use too much as one can never use too much garlic.

Add fresh ground pepper to the cavity of the chicken and any leftover cloves that were not placed under the skin.

In a roasting pan lay several stocks of celery in the bottom of the pan. Using celery will make clean up a lot easier. Add a cup of water and place the chicken on top of the celery. Add more fresh ground pepper to the top of the chicken.

Place in oven for half an hour - forty-five minutes. At this time I usually baste the chicken with the drippings in the bottom of the pan, and then again once more before it is cooked. Continue cooking until the internal temperature of the chicken has reached 160°-170°. Remove from oven and place on a cutting board or platter. Tent with foil for ten minutes before carving.


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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      TT, You've dined with my husband have you :)

      Suzie, Thanks. If I don't put garlic in something I make my family goes "What no garlic?"

      Pam, Thanks :)

      sgbrown, Thanks so much!

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      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This sounds soooo good! I love garlic and lots of it! Delicious and easy, how much better could it get! Voted up and delicious! :)

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      The chicken look and sounds delicious. I love those easy recipes that taste so good. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      looks delicious and I love garlic so i am with you on more "garlic the better"!!!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      This looks way to good NOT to just dive in and forget proper table manners and utensils. :) Voted up and shared all over

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Brian, If I could put garlic in a chocolate cake and get away with it, I would. I'm just kidding but I do use garlic a lot. It's healthy too so that in itself is a bonus. Thanks so much and let me know how you like the chicken this way.

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      Brian Slater 5 years ago from Nottingham Uk

      Hi Susan, we are both garlic lovers and we've not tried this method before, so will do next time we buy a chicken. We normally just bash a couple of garlic cloves, leave them in their skins and place them inside the chicken. I love how you have a twist to all your recipes, there's always something new you can find. Voted up etc

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      GoodLady, Thank you. Nice to meet you and I too look forward to getting to know you better.

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Superb! Juicy juicy Hub and I love the celery at the bottom of the roaster idea. Thanks so much.

      It's a great looking Hub too.

      Looking forward to reading more and knowing you better over the months ahead!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Vinaya, Hope you enjoy the chicken as much as we do :)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I cannot wait to have this. Yummy...

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      vespawoolf, Always nice to meet another garlic lover. Thanks :)

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I am definitely a garlic lover and plan to try this recipe. I love the photos. Thank you! Voted up and awesome.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Lilleyth, Thanks. I love taste of garlic whether its raw or cooked and use it all the time.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Great idea. I'm always sticking celery and onion and fresh herbs inside my chickens, so putting the garlic under the skin makes perfect sense.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Eddy, Thank you for stopping by and you have a nice day too.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Oh my I can almost taste it;the last few recipes that I have bookmarked are all yours I think.

      Take care and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      b. Malin, Thanks and hope you enjoy it.

      Steph, Thanks, and hope you and your family are enjoying Spring Break.

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Yum Susan - you totally had me at the title "garlic lovers"! I am bookmarking this recipe so I can make it when we are home from Spring Break. All the best, Steph

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Mmm, Mmm, Good. I LOVE chicken, so I would definitely try your Recipe for Roast Chicken...and it's such an easy dish to make for company as well. Thanks for sharing, Susan.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Pam, Thank you!

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Dave, I'll try that for sure. Thanks!

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      This way of cooking chicken looks good to me. Thanks for the recipe and pictures.

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Susan: I actually cooked this one on the weekend.

      This is a yummie recipe to bring powerful flavor to otherwise boring chicken. Yum Yum Yum!

      Just a little added suggestion: Roast the garlic first,drizzled with some Olive Oil and then once roasted sprinkle the roasted buds with a bit of salt. WOW!

      One more little tip to increase flavour and add a crispy texture is to sprinkle some grated Parmasean all over the outside of the chicken. This makes the skin crispy and the meat juicy and tender.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      alekhouse, The chicken I made last night was quite a bit smaller than what I normally make as it was only my husband and I eating.

      Thank you for your easy way to open the garlic bulb.

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      Nancy Hinchliff 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      That photo at the top hooked me immediately. It looks so inviting. I love garlic and roast chicken. The two were made for each other.

      BTW, Another way to open a garlic bulb is to slam it against your sink counter of cutting board. The cloves start to fall apart making the bulb easy to open.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      drbj, Thanks, I had to borrow the current picture but will be uploading a new one as I made this last night.

      Ruby

      Nell

      jpcmc

      Frank

      Thanks everyone, and hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as I do.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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      Etherealenigma

      Thank you all and hope you enjoy the recipe. It is so easy to make and tastes wonderful.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      oh yeah.. I am a garlic lover .. thanks for fattening up my cook-book Betty.. Crocker :) Great Recipe

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      This looks easy. Must try it!

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Being completely nuts about garlic, I will definitely be trying this! thanks! rated up!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This looks delicious and i love the taste of garlic, so i will be making this. Thank's Susan...

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Susan. There are several words that will always catch my attention in an interesting-looking recipe and garlic is at the top of the list. Chocolate is nearby. That chicken in the photo looks delish - will definitely try this recipe. Thank you.

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      Sandra M. Urquhart 5 years ago from Florida

      And I sooo love garlic! Definitely gotta try this! Thanks.

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      Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

      This is different, simply and delicious. I am a garlic lover myself so this would be a pleasure to make.

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      vwriter 5 years ago from US

      This recipe looks great. I'm having roast chicken today, I'm going to give your recipe a try.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Rosemay, Very easy to do.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Felina, Thanks for stopping by and it's always nice to meet another person that loves garlic.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Rebecca, So many people struggle with peeling the cloves. After years of fighting with them myself I was determined to find easier ways to peel them.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      RH, Just slip the garlic under the skin. I'm making this today so I'll add the pictures later on.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Victoria, I know you love garlic and was hoping that you'd see this recipe. Hope you enjoy it.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Love garlic and chicken and this is so easy slipping it under the skin. Sounds tasty

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      Felina Margetty 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Nice hub, Love chicken, love garlic, hate vampires and I love our Canadian neighbors. Thanks for visiting my page.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      I love garlic! This is a great recipe. I love your tips on dealing with garlic. Very helpful!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Yum! Sounds so good - right now! Lol. So you can just slip them under the chicken skin huh? This sounds perfect for me! I love garlic!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Susan, I just saw this recipe on Twitter. I love garlic. What a great way to make chicken taste delicious. I'm going to have to remember this one. Thanks for a great recipe!

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