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Chicken with Garlic Sauce

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


  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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