Blistered Chicken and Garlic

Enjoy your dinner with this delicious baked chicken flavored with wine and cognac - a tasty meal.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 50 min
  • Servings 4

1
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2
tablespoons olive oil
1
jar (6 oz) peeled garlic cloves (about 32 cloves)
3/4
cup dry white wine or chicken broth
3
tablespoons cognac
1/4
cup whipping cream
Fresh thyme sprigs, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Sprinkle chicken with salt, dried thyme and pepper. In 12-inch cast-iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil until brown on all sides. Remove chicken from skillet. Reduce heat to low. Add garlic; cook and stir 2 to 4 minutes or until lightly browned. Return chicken to skillet.
  • 2 Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest pieces are cut to bone (at least 165°F).
  • 3 Remove chicken and garlic from skillet; cover to keep warm. Place skillet over medium-high heat. Add wine and cognac, scraping any browned bits from bottom of pan. Heat to boiling; boil 3 minutes. Add whipping cream; heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 to 2 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Pour sauce over chicken. Garnish with fresh thyme.

Expert Tips

If you don’t have a large cast-iron skillet, any 12-inch heatproof skillet works fine.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
452
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18 1/2g
18 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
860mg
860%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
50g
50%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 7 Very Lean Meat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.