You are here: Home » Recipes » Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 6 servings Prep 10 mins Cook 120 mins We know, 40 sounds like a lot, but trust us, and James Beard, who first developed this dish. Mark Boughton Photography / Styling by Teresa Blackburn PrintEmail Don’t be scared of this dish—when garlic cooks, it softens and mellows and is perfect for spreading on French bread. This recipe is a take on James Beard’s classic dish. We’ve added cherry tomatoes and substituted basil and mint for the traditional tarragon. Serve with butternut squash or sweet potatoes. Ingredients 2 1/2 cups sliced leeks or onion1/4 cup chopped fresh basil1/4 cup chopped mint4 chicken leg quarters1 cup dry white wine1 1/2 teaspoons salt1/4 teaspoon pepper40 unpeeled garlic cloves (about 4 heads)25 whole cherry tomatoes Sprigs of basil French bread (optional) Instructions Preheat oven to 375F. Combine leeks, basil and mint in a 4-quart casserole. Arrange chicken over leek mixture. Drizzle with wine; sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic. Cover casserole with aluminum foil and casserole lid. Bake 1 hour. Add cherry tomatoes and bake 1 hour longer. Garnish with basil sprigs and serve with French bread.