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Spring Chicken With Garlic

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  Garlic head 3
  Olive oil/Cooking oil 2 Tablespoon
  Snipped thyme/1 teaspoon crushed dried thyme 1 Tablespoon, crushed
  Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Whole broiler fryer chicken 3 1⁄2 Pound (1 In Number)
  Onion 1 Medium, cut into wedges
  Half-and-half 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Fat Free / Regular)
  All purpose flour 2 Tablespoon
  Snipped thyme 1 Teaspoon (1/4 Teaspoon Crushed Dried Thyme)
  Black pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon

Peel away outer leaves from garlic heads, leaving skin of cloves intact.
Separate the cloves.
Peel and mince 4 cloves; reserve remaining garlic cloves.
In a small bowl combine minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, the cracked black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Rub mixture over chicken.
Place 6 garlic cloves in cavity of chicken.
Tie legs to tail; twist wing tips under back.
Place onion wedges and remaining garlic cloves in bottom of a shallow roasting pan.
Drizzle with remaining oil.
Place chicken, breast side up, on top of onion and garlic in roasting pan.
Insert a meat thermometer into center of an inside thigh muscle.
Roast in a 375° oven for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until drumsticks move easily in their sockets and meat thermometer registers 180°F Remove chicken from oven; transfer to a cutting board.
Cover loosely with foil; let stand 15 minutes before carving.
Remove onion and garlic from pan.
Reserve 2 onion wedges For sauce, squeeze 10 of the roasted garlic cloves from skins into a blender container or food processor bowl.
Add remaining onion wedges and 1/4 cup of the half-and-half.
Cover and blend or process until smooth; transfer to a small saucepan.
Stir in flour.
Add remaining half-and-half, the 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and the 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.
Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly.
Cook and stir 1 minute more.

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Spring Chicken With Garlic Recipe