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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012


Recipe Summary

40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Whisk broth, mustard, flour and the remaining 1/8 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 Facts

323 calories; protein 32.5g 65% DV; carbohydrates 2.1g 1% DV; exchange other carbs; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 0.4g; fat 17.9g 28% DV; saturated fat 3.4g 17% DV; cholesterol 168.1mg 56% DV; vitamin a iu 223.9IU 5% DV; vitamin c 2.8mg 5% DV; folate 15.7mcg 4% DV; calcium 21.4mg 2% DV; iron 1.8mg 10% DV; magnesium 33.7mg 12% DV; potassium 414.4mg 12% DV; sodium 628.5mg 25% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 14% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
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:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More