Don't be put off by the amount of garlic because as it cooks it really mellows out and becomes a mild taste.
FRANGO A MODA DO ALENTEJO
3 1/2 lb. chicken, cut into 12-16 pieces
2 1/4 lb. potatoes, quartered
1 onion, sliced
20 small-medium sprigs of rosemary (I used Thyme in mine too and it's equally good)
salt and pepper
8 tbsp. olive oil
20 unpeeled garlic cloves
Preheat the oven to 425º.
Put the chicken, potatoes, onion, rosemary, and seasoning into a large, shallow baking dish. Mix together and then pour over the oil. Scatter the garlic cloves over the top and bake for 20 minutes.
Lower the oven temperature to 375º and bake for about 45 minutes, turning the chicken occasionally, until the chicken is cooked, the potatoes golden and the garlic crisp.
It's a wonderful meal and brings back great memories of dinners at home with the family. Makes you feel like you're right in the middle of a portuguese kitchen.....well, I guess in a way you are, it's my kitchen and I'm portuguese LOL