Slow-Cooker Garlic Clove Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 45 min. Cook: 3-1/2 hours


6 servings

Updated: Jul. 18, 2023
Dinner guests and cooks alike will rave about this chicken recipe. Your company will be delighted with the tasty poultry, and you'll appreciate the stress-free slow cooker preparation. —Ruth Rigoni, Hurley, Wisconsin
Slow-Cooker Garlic Clove Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 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 zest
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Dash crushed red pepper flakes


  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.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked chicken: 230 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 73mg cholesterol, 287mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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