Chicken Filice with Garlic
1 (3-pound) broiler-fryer chicken
40 cloves garlic, peeled and left whole
4 ribs celery, thickly sliced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/4 cup dry vermouth
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
Pinch crushed red pepper
Salt and black pepper
1. Cut chicken into serving pieces.
2. Preheat oven to 375'F (190 deg C). Place chicken pieces, skin side up, in single layer in shallow baking pan.
3. Combine garlic, wine, vermouth,
celery, basil, parsley, oregano, red pepper and oil in a medium bowl.
Mix thoroughly. Sprinkle this mixture over chicken pieces.
4. Remove peel from lemon.
Cut it into thin strips. Place peel over chicken mixture.
5. Squeeze juice from
lemon and sprinkle it over chicken mixture. Season with salt and black pepper.
6. Cover pan with aluminum foil. Bake 40 minutes.
foil. Bake an additional 15 minutes or until juices run clear. Garnish as desired.
Makes 4 to 6 servings