The garlic becomes creamy and mellows as it cooks. Spread it on chunks of crusty French baguette and soak up the fabulous sauce as you enjoy every morsel of this super-tender chicken. If you're tight on time, substitute 3 pounds of chicken pieces rather than cut up the whole chicken. Also, look for garlic cloves that are already peeled.
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
3 tablespoons dry white wine
2 tablespoons cognac
1 (3 1/3-pound) whole chicken, skinned and cut into 8 pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
40 garlic cloves, peeled (about 4 whole heads)
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
4 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley (optional)
How to Make It
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl.
Discard giblets and neck from chicken. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Heat oil and butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until butter melts. Sprinkle chicken pieces evenly with salt and pepper. Add chicken pieces to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove chicken from pan; place in a 4-quart electric slow cooker.
Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 1 minute or until garlic begins to brown. Stir in broth mixture, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Boil 2 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 1 cup. Pour sauce over chicken; sprinkle with thyme. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours or until chicken is done. Serve sauce and garlic with chicken. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
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Haven't tried recipe but thought I'd share how to peel a bulb (or cloves) of garlic stupid quick:
Put it in a jar or two same-sized hard bowls (I don't know if silicone ones would work here)
Shake the HECK out of it for like, 5 seconds or so (you'll find your groove)
Pick the peeled cloves out
I made this last night. This chickens INCREDIBLY flavorful. Must love garlic! Also, I highly recommend if you can find pre-peeled cloves, you'll save yourself a LOT of time. lol Both my husband I will have this one again. Enjoy!
This was really good. The only difference I would make next time is actually used chicken pieces, I used boneless skinless breasts because it was what I had. Although the chicken was very tender it was a little dry. I took the garlic out of the pot and mashed it with my potatos which made a really nice side dish. I served this with a green salad, it was a great satisfying yet healthy dinner.
This was really tender and flavorful chicken though I did leave the skin on tonight. We served it with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Great comfort food on a cold winter's night. The garlic cloves came out really good - would be great spread on some crusty bread.