Who knows where this started — throwing enormous amounts of garlic at chicken…a garlic festival in California? The French countryside? On a farm with more garlic than anyone knew what do with? The point is that we have someone to thank for creating one of the simplest, most delicious dishes, featuring garlic that becomes sweet and nutty from time spent in the oven, as well as juicy from bathing in those divine chicken juices.
I like this gluten-free version from The Casserole Queens Make-a-Meal Cookbook because the vermouth acts as a stealth ingredient, a little more interesting than wine might be. Essentially, this is garlic-stuffed chicken sitting on top of vegetables — and still more garlic. Smear the soft cloves on the chicken pieces or on slices of a baguette.