Slow Cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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Slow Cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of GarlicRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Lindsey Lower

White meat can dry out after a long haul in the slow cooker, so we opt for bone-in thighs to guarantee optimal flavor and succulence. Make prep easier with prepeeled garlic, and pretty-up the platter with lemon slices and thyme sprigs.


Serves 6 (serving size: 1 thigh, 1/4 pound potatoes, and about 5 tablespoons jus)


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Cooking spray
1 cup unsalted chicken stock
1/4 cup dry white wine
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, divided
6 skin-on, bone-in chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, scrubbed
40 garlic cloves, peeled
12 fresh thyme sprigs
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Hands-on: 15 Minutes
Total: 8 Hours, 15 Minutes

1. Coat bottom and sides of a 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

2. Combine stock, wine, flour, butter, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk; pour mixture into slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken thighs evenly with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place thighs in slow cooker, skin side down. Arrange potatoes, garlic, and thyme over chicken in slow cooker. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper evenly over garlic and potatoes. Cover slow cooker; cook on LOW for 8 hours.

3. Transfer chicken to a platter. Transfer potatoes and garlic to platter with a slotted spoon; discard thyme sprigs. Sprinkle chicken and potatoes evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, remaining 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and parsley. Strain cooking liquid from slow cooker through a sieve into a liquid measuring cup; let stand 3 minutes. Discard any fat that rises to top of liquid. Serve jus with chicken, potatoes, and garlic cloves.

Created date

February 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 324
Fat 14.1 g
Satfat 5.2 g
Monofat 5.2 g
Polyfat 2.2 g
Protein 20 g
Carbohydrate 29 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 100 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 664 mg
Calcium 63 mg
Sugars 2 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g