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Slow Cooker Garlic Clove Chicken Recipe

Slow Cooker Garlic Clove Chicken Recipe

Dinner guests and cooks alike will rave about this chicken recipe from Ruth Rigoni of Hurley, Wisconsin. “Your company will love the tasty poultry, and you'll appreciate the stress-free slow cooker preparation,” she says. “Drop garlic cloves in boiling water for a few seconds; drain and cool. The peels should slip off easily with your fingers.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 40 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up and skin removed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dry vermouth
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

  • 1. Place garlic and celery in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in oil in batches; transfer to slow cooker.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-1/2 to 4 hours or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 230 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 73 mg cholesterol, 287 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.