Chicken with Garlic Sauce

Southern Living
This was a company dish, so it always showed up during the holidays.
Makes 4 servings


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3 to 4 pounds skinned chicken pieces
4 cups water
1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/4 teaspoon paprika
Hot cooked rice or egg noodles


Bring chicken, 4 cups water, and 1 teaspoon salt to a boil in a Dutch oven. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until done. Drain, reserving 3 cups broth. Cover chicken, and keep warm.

Combine crushed garlic and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, forming a paste; stir in vinegar.

Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet. Whisk in flour; cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Gradually whisk in reserved broth and garlic mixture; cook 5 minutes or until smooth and slightly thickened. Gradually whisk 1/2 cup hot broth mixture into eggs; add to remaining hot mixture, whisking constantly. Cook 3 minutes or until mixture reaches 160°. Spoon sauce over chicken.

Stir together 2 tablespoons butter and paprika; drizzle over sauce. Serve with rice or egg noodles.

Created date

December 2001