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Super Easy Garlic Chicken

This chicken dish is so easy to put together. You literally throw on a few ingredients and the results are amazing! It’s something everyone in my house loves and our guests are always asking for seconds.

Garlic Chicken
One whole chicken cut up or any bone-in chicken pieces you’d like
paprika
pepper
2 heads of garlic*
3-5 TB apple cider vinegar

Preheat the oven to 375F.
Place your chicken into a baking pan. You can remove the skin or keep it on. Either way they come out great.
Break apart the garlic so each clove is separate. I remove the skin, but you can keep the skin on as well if you’d like. Place the garlic all around the chicken as well as under the skin (if skin is on).
Sprinkle paprika to cover the chicken. Then sprinkle on some pepper.
Drizzle the vinegar over the dish. Use your hands to mix and be sure each piece of chicken and garlic is covered.
Cover and bake in the oven about 1.5 hours or until the garlic is soft. You can uncover in the middle to baste the chicken in the sauce. Uncover for the last 5-10 minutes to brown the chicken.
*If you don’t have time to peel garlic you can do a shortcut version by sprinkling on garlic granules over the chicken. This still tastes really good, but if you have time- try it with the cloves

Surprisingly, this chicken ends up very juicy. When placed in the oven there is very little liquid, but as it cooks that changes.
If you have a smaller amount of chicken only use 3 TB of vinegar. You can use a little more if you have a larger serving.

The garlic is great as is with the chicken or can be used as a spread on some bread.
The sauce also goes perfect over some brown rice.

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    when you say 2 heads of garlic, you mean to entire garlic(s)? Just making sure, its not 2 cloves of garlic instead. Recipe looks delicious.

    1. It means two heads, not cloves. There should be a lot of cloves scattered all over the dish. That helps give the most flavor. Enjoy!

  2. This looks great. I want to try it. I only have regular vinegar in the house now. Will that work, or does it have to be apple cider vinegar?

    1. Any vinegar works! Balsamic is a bit strong so if you use that, use very little. But i've done it with other vinegars and it is perfect.

  3. RuthEsther Fine says:

    Could you add cut-up potatoes to this?

    1. yes, that would work well!

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