- 2 heads garlic, cloves separated
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 8 chicken drumsticks
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cup dry white wine
- 2 tablespoons brandy (optional)
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 5 sprigs fresh thyme
- 5 sprigs fresh oregano
Carefully smash garlic cloves lightly with the flat side of large knife to loosen skins. Remove skins from cloves.
Heat oil in a Dutch oven or large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Generously season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan and cook until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and reduce to medium heat.
Add garlic cloves and cook until garlic begins to soften and turn golden, 3 to 5 minutes. Pour in wine and brandy and cook for 1 minute, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Return chicken and any juices to the pan. Add chicken stock, lemon juice, zest, thyme and oregano. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer chicken to a platter and spoon garlic over the top.