40 Clove Chicken Filice
1 (3 lb) frying chicken, cut into serving pieces
40 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and left whole
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup dry vermouth
1/4 cup olive oil
4 ribs celery, thickly sliced
2 Tbsps. finely chopped parsley
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
pinch of crushed red pepper
salt and black pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375. Place chicken pieces, skin side up, in a
single layer in shallow baking pan. Combine garlic, wine, vermouth,
oil, celery, parsley, basil, oregano, and red pepper in medium
sized bowl; mix thoroughly. Sprinkle garlic mixture over chicken.
Remove zest from lemon in thin strips; place zest throughout pan.
Squeeze juice from lemon and pour over the top. Season with salt
and pepper. Cover pan with aluminum foil. Bake 40 minutes. Remove
foil and bake another 15 minutes. Garnish as desired.