This classic dish is French comfort food at its simple and satisfying best. One of the basic tenets of French cuisine is making full use of ingredients—hence, whole chickens in this recipe.
Don’t be shocked by the thought of 40 cloves of pungent garlic. Slow-cooking mellows the flavor, making it easy to spread over baguette slices and delightfully sweet. Serve with steamed asparagus or haricots verts.