Whole garlic cloves take on a mild flavor when simmered with chicken in a simple white wine-mustard sauce. Serve this garlic chicken recipe with smashed potatoes and sautéed green beans.
How to Peel Garlic
To peel garlic, lay the flat side of the knife on top of a clove of garlic. Place the heel of your hand toward the spine of the knife (not on top of the blade) and press down on the knife with the palm of your hand using your weight to smash it, separating the clove from the skin. Remove the skin, then trim the root end.
What Cut of Chicken Should I Use?
We use chicken drumsticks for this recipe, but feel free to use bone-in chicken thighs, which cook in about the same amount of time. To minimize the fat, be sure to remove the skin and trim the thighs thoroughly.
What Type of White Wine Should I Use?
You can use any type of white wine you have on hand, but a dry white wine is ideal since it has little to no residual sugar. Some examples of dry white wines are Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. If you prefer not to cook with wine, you can use reduced-sodium chicken broth.
What to Serve with Garlic Chicken
Serve with mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower or mashed root vegetables to get every last drop of the luscious sauce.
Additional reporting by Jan Valdez
1/2 other carbohydrate, 4 1/2 lean meat, 2 fata