• 4 bulbs garlic, ends cut to expose cloves
  • EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for liberal drizzling
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry vermouth or white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs of choice (I prefer rosemary and thyme)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 8 pieces bone-in, skin-on chicken, such as 2 thighs, 2 drummers and 4 breasts
  • Crusty bread, to soak up juices


Serves: 4-6


Preheat oven to 375F. Drizzle garlic with EVOO, season with salt and pepper, and wrap tightly in a foil pouch. Roast until light golden and just tender. Let cool to handle then press cloves into a bowl and mash with a knife.

Heat vermouth and stock; whisk in roast garlic paste and herbs. Finish the sauce with butter and lemon juice. (As a variation, you can finish the sauce with Dijon mustard and tarragon!)

Drizzle chicken with EVOO and season with salt and pepper. Roast chicken 15 minutes, pour sauce over and roast for 20 minutes more. Serve with crusty bread alongside.