Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 109: 20-40 Clove of Garlic Chicken

Day 109.

Don't let the name of this one scare you away. It's not super garlicky. The cloves are kept whole, so they just release a bit of sweetness to the chicken, giving it an amazing flavor.

Here's what you'll need for this.
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1 1/2 to 2 pounds chicken. I used boneless, skinless breasts but you can use thighs, wings, bone-in breasts or legs.
Olive oil
3-4 heads of garlic- how much you use is up to you. I think I ended up with about 35 cloves. If you think that sounds too garlicky, you can cut it back.
1 smallish onion
salt

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Thinly slice the onions.

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Place them in the bottom of your crockpot.

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Place the chicken into a bowl and toss with a couple tablespoons of oil and about 1/2 teaspoon of salt

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To prep the garlic, pull each clove from the head and use the back of a knife to "crack" the skin.

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Remove the skin, leaving the clove pretty well intact.

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Add the garlic to the bowl and toss again.

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Add the chicken to the crockpot.

Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 4-5.

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We had this with mashed potatoes and green beans. Yum!

3 comments:

efranklin said...

I've always wanted to try this... but one time I roasted garlic in my crock pot and the smell was sooooo strong. It was gross.

BGndr said...

I put the crockpot in the garage whenever I use it. Otherwise, I won't eat the food after smelling it all day.

JenMiller said...

Good idea about the garage - for those who have one, lol. This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it!