Whole garlic cloves are mild when simmered with chicken in a simple white wine-mustard sauce in this garlic chicken recipe. Serve with smashed potatoes with buttermilk and sautéed green beans. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Lightly smash garlic cloves with the side of a large knife to loosen the skins. Peel; cut larger ones in half. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper.

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon.

  • Add chicken to the pan and cook until browned on one side, about 4 minutes. Turn it over and return the garlic to the pan. Add wine and cook for 1 minute.

  • Whisk broth, mustard, flour and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the pan; bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a lively simmer. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with chives (or scallion greens).

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; 18 g total fat; 3.4 g saturated fat; 168 mg cholesterol; 631 mg sodium. 471 mg potassium; 7 g carbohydrates; 0.5 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 33.4 g protein; 203 IU vitamin a iu; 7 mg vitamin c; 16 mcg folate; 48 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 37 mg magnesium;

Reviews (16)

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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
Very good!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
11/14/2017
This was a very tasty and simple dish. The only changes I made was that I added a whole can of chicken broth instead of the 1 cup it asked for and used cooking wine since that's what I had. I also used boneless chicken breasts instead because that's what I had. I thickened the sauce accordingly. Everything else was the same. It was so good. Will definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2017
I was expecting this dish to be somewhat lacking in flavor but I was proven wrong. I love this dish and cannot wait to eat it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2017
My boyfriend and I love this recipe!!! It was delicious!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/18/2014
I had intended to make this with chicken thighs as I thought sauce on drumsticks might get a bit messy but the store was out of both so I bought bone-in chicken breasts; not the best choice as they took so long to cook even after attempting to butterfly them halfway through the cooking time (should've gone boneless and pounded them thin or cut them up). As for those complaining that the sauce was thin just keep cooking it down! I was using a large pan as it was the only one I had with a lid and due to the relatively large cooking surface I was in trouble of ending up with NO sauce as it kept evaporating (and thickening). So I kept adding wine lol! Peeling garlic can be a bit fiddly but occasionally my store stocks packages of pre-peeled garlic. Obviously more expensive than whole unpeeled heads but a great time-saver and you can freeze the rest. Pros: Delicious uses every-day ingredients Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2014
Hand Down Best Drumsticks I have an extremely picky eater and am not fond of drumsticks but all six of us will eat this. The chicken is moist. I don't like peeling the garlic but other than that it's good. Pros: Delicious and Moist Cons: Peeling the garlic is a pain. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2014
Hands Down Best Drumsticks I have an extremely picky eater and am not fond of drumsticks but all six of us will eat this. The chicken is moist. I don't like peeling the garlic but other than that it's good. Pros: Delicious and Moist Cons: Peeling the garlic is a pain. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2014
I made a variation of this last night. I switched the legs for boneless-skinless thighs because they were on sale and I'm a poor college student and when I was at the store I forgot to get Dijon so I took a huge risk and substituted honey mustard. It sounds disgusting but it worked. Everything was quite tasty. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2013
Didn't live up to expectations This recipe did not live up to my expectations. Love garlic! In this recipe the garlic does shine. However the sauce is a little off-putting. Couldn't put my finger on it; don't think it was the mustard. Perhaps the combination of the wine and chicken broth. Were I to make it again I would replace the chicken broth with white wine but not the whole cup. But there are better garlic chicken recipes out there so won't try this again. Pros: great garlic flavor Cons: sauce never thickened Read More
Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2012
Great flavor sauce a little thin The garlic is is awesomely sweet. The chicken is moist and flavorful. The flavor of the sauce was wonderful! My major complaint is that the sauce was really. The chicken gave off enough liquid to thin it down. I used chicken thighs. That may have created more moisture. I'll try drumsticks when I have them. I may also add mo flout. I also plan to put the chicken in the pan in two batches the next time to see of I can get some more browning action. There was enough good about this recipe to ditz with it a bit. Pros: Flavor moistness Cons: Thin sauce pan too crowded for the chicken to brown properly Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/28/2012
Great weeknight dinner Made the two-person version for husband and self using skinless/boneless chix breast. Hubby thought the dark meat would have been an improvement but we loved it anyway. We both think you can never have too much garlic. One caution: I was very light with the salt (on the meat and in the sauce) and it was still a bit much. The sauce seemed a little thin so I let it reduce. That must have concentrated the saltiness. Next time I won't put salt in the sauce until after I'm satisfied with the consistency. Pros: Quick easy delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2012
Wonderful! I used chicken breast and it turned out wonderful. I served it with mashed potatoes and the gravy from the chicken went perfectly with the potatoes. Don't be afraid of all the garlic. It becomes sweet as it cooks. A wonderful meal! Pros: Easy and delicious. Cons: none Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2012
Great Recipe! Made this recipe with skinless thighs and tossed the sauce with a mixture of noodles and spinach to serve alongside the chicken. Turned out great! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2012
Fabulous! This dish was absolutely delicious. I will definitely make it again. The garlic was buttery and the chicken tender. I think you could use less oil - maybe 2 Tbs instead of 3 - and I took the chicken out when done then simmered the sauce a few minutes longer to thicken it. Wonderful! Pros: easy simple ingredients simple prep delicious! Cons: too much oil Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/01/2012
Should have used Chicken Breasts You know I cook from eatingwell.com almost every night. Tonight I didn't have time to skin the drumsticks so the dinner turned out kinda slimy and the sauce wasn't thick or anything to write home about. It wasn't bad but it wasn't great. Next time I'd try chicken breasts but I don't think there'll be a next time. Pros: Easy Cons: Blah Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2012
Garlicky deliciousness!!!! We really loved this recipe. I made it with chicken breast but it was still moist and flavorful. Pros: Great flavor! Cons: Need to double sauce Read More