Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken

Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken
Yield: 5

Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

This pan-fried garlic chicken is slow-cooked to perfection in wine, cognac, and thyme.

Don’t let those slow-cooked, creamy cloves of garlic go to waste — spread it on chunks of crusty French baguette or mix into brown rice and soak up the fabulous sauce as you enjoy every morsel of this super-tender chicken.

Cut down on time by substituting the whole chicken for 3 pounds of pre-cut chicken pieces, and using pre-peeled garlic cloves.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons cognac
  • 1 (3 1/3-pound) whole chicken, skinned and cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 40 garlic cloves, peeled (about 4 whole heads)
  • 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 tsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Discard giblets and neck from chicken. Rinse chicken and pat dry. Heat oil and butter in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until butter melts. Sprinkle chicken pieces evenly with salt and pepper. Add chicken pieces to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove chicken from pan; place in a 4-quart electric slow cooker.
  3. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic to drippings in pan; sauté 1 minute or until garlic begins to brown. Stir in broth mixture, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Boil 2 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 1 cup. Pour sauce over chicken; sprinkle with thyme. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours or until chicken is done. Serve sauce and garlic with chicken. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

5

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.