1 whole chicken (broiler/fryer) cut into 8 pieces
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
10 sprigs fresh thyme
40 peeled cloves garlic
Salt and pepper
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
-Season chicken with salt and pepper.
-Toss with a 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown on both sides in a wide fry pan or skillet over high heat.
-Remove from heat, add oil, thyme, and garlic cloves.
-Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.
-Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, carve, and serve.