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.

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Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012

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total:
40 mins
Servings:
4
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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; protein 33.4g 67% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; dietary fiber 0.5g 2% DV; sugars 0.6g; fat 18g 28% DV; saturated fat 3.4g 17% DV; cholesterol 168.1mg 56% DV; vitamin a iu 203.4IU 4% DV; vitamin c 7.2mg 12% DV; folate 15.6mcg 4% DV; calcium 47.8mg 5% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 37mg 13% DV; potassium 471.2mg 13% DV; sodium 631mg 25% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 17% DV.

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
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: 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
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2018
Very good!! Read More
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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
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
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
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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
01/11/2013
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: 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