Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Garlic Breath

We love garlic.  Lately I have been buying two or three heads of garlic a week at the store.  It adds so much to any meal and is pretty cheap.  It is one of the only things Jordan and I do not fight over while cooking - the more the better.

There is all sorts of recipes out there for 40 cloves of garlic chicken. Most involve a whole chicken and a dutch oven.  This is a weekend meal that requires the oven on for quite some time.  I got to thinking the other day that this would be perfect for a crcokpot meal.  It took all of two second on Google to have a laundry list of possible recipes for the crockpot.  I chose this one for being able to throw it all in at once.

40 cloves of garlic chicken

3 chicken breast
1 large onion, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon pepper
20-40 garlic cloves, peeled, but intact

Place onion slices on the bottom of the stoneware insert. In a large mixing bowl, toss chicken with olive oil, salt, paprika, pepper, and all of the garlic cloves. Pour into slow cooker, on top of the onion.

Do not add water.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-6.
(I cooked our chicken on high for 4 hours.)

Jordan also made gravy with the remaining liquid.

2 TBSP butter (room temperature)
2 - 3 tablespoons cornstarch
fresh ground pepper to taste

In a separate sauce pan, put liquid from the crockpot. Turn to high. Mix cornstarch with butter till a paste forms.  Stir, cover and heat until thickened.

We had garlic mashed potatoes made from a few of the roasted garlic pieces.  I may have also just eaten a whole bunch plain when Jordan was not looking.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Emily,
    The last pic tells me to dive in right away,I bet the meat must have been succulent with all the juices n flavors infused for hours.
    btw 40 cloves!... Oh u have lot of patience if u peeled it urself!:)


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