• Cooking Time: 90
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time:


  • 5 ribs celery, cut into 3 x 1/4 inch strips
  • 5 carrots, cut into 3 x 1/2 inch strips
  • 1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon leaves, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 chicken leg-quaters (or other pieces)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 40 unpeeled cloves garlic (about 3 bulbs)
  • Crusty bread


  • In greased 4 quart casserole place celery, carrots and onion.
  • Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon tarragon and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • In bowl, toss chicken with oil until coated.
  • Arrange chicken and garlic cloves in casserole; drizzle with any oil remaining in bowl.
  • Sprinkle with remaining salt, tarragon and pepper.
  • Cover tightly with foil before covering with lid.
  • Bake in 375 degree oven 1 1/2 hours.
  • Serve chicken in bowls with the pan juices and garlic cloves. S
  • queeze garlic from the husks; spread, like butter, on bread and eat along with the chicken.
  • Best if chicken is skinned.


"Vampire Chicken" will keep them away from you for a lifetime!Dont be alarmed by the number of garlic cloves called for, the garlic mellows as it roasts,this dish is delicious and delicately flavored.

Categories: Main Dish  Oven  Poultry 

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