This recipe is part of Feeding A Crowd: French(ish!) Birthday.
There are about twenty million versions of “40 cloves of garlic” chicken recipes online, and at least 25% have got to be slow-cooker style. And, despite the overall success of the food from the evening, I’m not sure I’m settling on this one as my go-to.
Plus, photos of crockp0t food are notoriously less than stellar.
Anyway, if you like mild flavors and a whole lot of garlic, this may be a fun dish to try sometime.
- Crockpot liner
- Squeeze bottle garlic
- 3½ - 4 pounds of chicken pieces (drumsticks would work nicely)
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup white wine
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Salt & pepper
- Line your crockpot.
- Rub chicken with salt and pepper and place in crockpot.
- Heat olive oil in pan, add ¾ cup squeeze bottle garlic, and stir occasionally until lightly browned.
- Add in white wine and cook until reduced a bit, about 5 minutes.
- Pour garlic liquid over chicken in the crockpot and toss in your thyme, rosemary, and bay leaf.
- Cook on low for four hours.
- Remove chicken and set aside.
- Pour contents of crockpot liner bag into a sieve and mash garlic through with the back of a spoon.
- Put garlic and chicken stock into a small pan, whisk in remaining butter, and stir over medium heat until thickened.
- Serve gravy over chicken and enjoy!
Wanna check out the rest of the French(ish!)-inspired menu? Try one of these!
- Virgin Peach Bellini
- Cheese Gougeres
- French Onion Soup
- Sausage Cassoulet
- Forty Cloves of Garlic Crockpot Chicken
- Mixed Berry Tart
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