Oxmoor House
5 servings (serving size: 4 ounces chicken, about 3 tablespoons sauce, and about 8 garlic cloves)

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

December 02, 2015
Same with hard boiled eggs. After cooking and cooling in cold water,put cover back on pot and shake vigorously.The eggs are mostly peeled and the shells remain slide off.

JazzDragon's Review

March 20, 2013
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 Enjoy Garlic. Voila!

January 10, 2016
Boiling is how you reduce it. You let it boil, uncovered, and the liquid will evaporate. Let it go until you have about a cup remaining. 

November 17, 2016
That's not the point, the recipe has less than a cup of liquid to begin with and then you're instructed to reduce to a cup. Either the recipe was printed incorrectly or something is wrong.

FrenchTarte111's Review

December 04, 2012
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!

Emz101's Review

August 01, 2014
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.

bbglo1's Review

April 08, 2014
So easy and so delicious! Halved the recipe and used boneless thighs instead. The chicken fell apart and the garlic wasn't overkill, but had to add more salt.

Not a winner

August 16, 2015
Made this tonight and I was not a fan. The chicken was tender but dry. It was also relatively flavorless. More like soup than roasted chicken. I won't make this again.

daneanp's Review

February 22, 2015
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.

warren2k's Review

January 25, 2015
This was tasty and tender. I used thighs and drumsticks instead of the chicken breast halves, though. I will definitely make this again, and I plan to let my family and friends know about it, too.