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Garlic Chicken

May/June 2012

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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.


Garlic Chicken Recipe

Makes: 4 servings, 2 drumsticks & about 1/3 cup sauce each

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Ingredients

  • 2 heads garlic, cloves separated
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2 1/2 pounds), skin removed, trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh chives or scallion greens

Preparation

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Per serving: 343 calories; 17 g fat (3 g sat, 10 g mono); 108 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 35 g protein; 0 g fiber; 576 mg sodium; 426 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Zinc (27% daily value)

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 4 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat


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