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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.

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

2 drumsticks & about 1/3 cup sauce
323 calories; protein 32.5g; carbohydrates 2.1g; dietary fiber 0.2g; sugars 0.4g; fat 17.9g; saturated fat 3.4g; cholesterol 168.1mg; vitamin a iu 223.9IU; vitamin c 2.8mg; folate 15.7mcg; calcium 21.4mg; iron 1.8mg; magnesium 33.7mg; potassium 414.4mg; sodium 628.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

1/2 other carbohydrate, 4 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat