Friday, February 26, 2010
40 Clove Garlic Chicken
I have to admit, I never heard of 40 clove garlic chicken until I joined a food website/broad where other women who enjoy cooking post recipes, and questions. Because of this broad, I have found myself thinking more outside the box. I have also tired to make things that I would never have thought I would be capable of creating. So for that, my family and I thank you.
This recipe is so easy and requires little to no work on your part. All you have to do is the prep work, which should take no more than 10 minutes from start to finish, and then your crock-pot will do the rest. This is the perfect dish for long days in the office, or on days that you are out running around all day. Being able to come home to a hearty meal is always a plus.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. Happy cooking!
FYI....I highly recommend that you brine your chicken to insure that it stay moist. It is not necessary, however I have found that a chicken that has been brine is always so much better.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
2 tablespoons butter
40 cloves garlic peeled about 4 head
3 1/2 lb chicken pieces (I like to use chicken breasts)
2 onions chopped
4 stalks of celery diced
1 teaspoon of dried basil leaves
2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
1/4 freshly grated nutmeg
3/4 Cup dry white vermouth or white wine
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO:
Place chicken into bottom of slow cooker. (chicken can be added frozen)
In a skillet melt butter over medium-low heat.
Add garlic and cook, until soften and turn a golden color then transfer garlic to slow cooker
Add onions and celery to pan and cook stirring until softened.
Add basil, salt, peppercorns and nutmeg and cook, stirring for 1 minute
Add vermouth and bring to a boil.
Pour over Chicken.
For the most important step...once everything is the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or 3-4 hours on high, until juices run clear when pierced with a fork.
This dish I like to serve with white rice, a veggie such as broccoli or corn, and some fresh bread, which I like to spread with the garlic cloves from the chicken. So yummy, I'm ready for leftovers. LOL!