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Slow-Cooker Forty-Garlic Chicken

slow-cooker forty-garlic chicken Entree
Slow-Cooker Forty-Garlic Chicken
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

Gently simmered in a slow cooker with 40 cloves of garlic, this fall-apart chicken recipe serves as an easy dinner – special enough for Thanksgiving.

Updated October 10, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1/2
    cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3
    tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2
    tablespoons cognac
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2
    teaspoons butter
  • 1
    whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb), skin removed, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/4
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/8
    teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 40
    cloves garlic (about 4 whole heads), peeled
  • 2
    teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 4
    teaspoons chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In small bowl, stir broth, wine and cognac; set aside.
  • 2
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken pieces evenly with salt and pepper. Add to skillet; cook 5 minutes, turning once, until golden. Place chicken in slow cooker.
  • 3
    Add garlic to drippings in skillet; cook over medium heat 1 minute, stirring constantly, until garlic begins to brown. Stir in broth mixture, scraping skillet to loosen brown particles. Boil 2 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 1 cup. Pour sauce over chicken. Sprinkle with thyme.
  • 4
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 4 hours or until juice of chicken is clear when thickest pieces are cut to bone (at least 165°F). Garnish with parsley.
 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
0%
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
Sodium
260mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
8g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
33g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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