Garlic Chicken for Two

Garlic Chicken for Two

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012

The whole cloves of garlic turn mild and buttery when they're simmered with chicken in a simple white wine-mustard sauce in this garlic chicken recipe for two. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 1 head garlic, cloves separated
  • 4 chicken drumsticks (about 1¼ pounds), skin removed, trimmed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ⅛ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons white wine
  • ½ cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or scallion greens


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  1. Lightly smash garlic cloves with the side of a large knife to loosen the skins. Peel; cut the large ones in half. Sprinkle chicken with ⅛ teaspoon salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a medium 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.
  3. Add the 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.
  4. Whisk broth, mustard, flour and the remaining ⅛ 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 and the garlic is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve the chicken with the sauce, sprinkled with chives (or scallion greens).

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 drumsticks & about ⅓ cup sauce
  • Per serving: 323 calories; 18 g fat(3 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 32 g protein; 16 mcg folate; 168 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 224 IU vitamin A; 3 mg vitamin C; 21 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 629 mg sodium; 414 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: ½ other carbohydrate, 4½ lean meat, 2 fat

Reviews 3

August 28, 2018
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By: Monica
My husband and I used boneless skinless chicken thighs so we didn't have to deal with the bones. Still delicious! I would add a lot more garlic :)
January 30, 2014
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By: sammebuck
A KEEPER! This dish is amazing...simple, full of flavor, great sauce. I used chicken breasts instead of the drumsticks, cut the salt a little but other than that, followed the recipe exactly. Sauce is smooth. The garlic cooked up sweet and tender. This will be a regular table item in my house! You could easily double it and serve to company. Pros: Easy, quick, on hand items, Cons: None
August 07, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Best Chicken I Had not baked OMG! This is absolutely delicious! I was so happy to use the sides they recommended!This was a fabulous dinner! Pros: Excellant fast dish Cons: None
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