Thursday, December 23, 2010

40 Clove Garlic Chicken in the Slow Cooker

I bought a humongous bag of garlic at Costco. I like garlic but what was I thinking?   That's a lot of garlic.

I don't buy whole chickens too often.  We usually go for the boneless or maybe the split breasts.  But, I needed a chicken wing for my daughters science experiment.  She had to dissect and write up a lab for a chicken wing.  Ewwwww.  I don't like dealing with raw meat let alone cutting and dissecting it!  

So, we just bought a whole cut up chicken, did the experiment with the wings and ate the rest.  So - whole bag of garlic + chicken = garlic chicken.   

This turned out delicious. The garlic pieces were sweet and tasty.  The chicken was super tender and practically fell off the bone. 

Of course, I still have a ton of garlic left...

40 Clove Garlic Chicken Recipe
Adapted from A Year of Slow Cooking

1 whole chicken, cut up

1 large onion, cut up
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon pepper
20-40 garlic cloves, peeled, but intact

Toss the chicken in the slow cooker, sprinkle with spices, add the onions and garlic. Cook on low for about 7 - 8 hours.

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  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a great meal to throw in there and then serve up. Have a great day Debbi.

  2. I have ALWAYS wanted to try 40 clove of garlic chicken since I am a serious garlic fiend. Never too much, in my opinion! This looks wonderful!

  3. Yum! Garlic is so lovely roasted! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas :)

  4. Love this dish and there's nothing like garlic! Perfect for the slow cooker! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. I have heard so much about this recpe, it looks divine. Happy Holidays.

  6. that sounds amazing! and garlic is so awesome for immunity!

  7. I have had this recipe in my collection for a long time and have never made it. I too love garlic and I must say, that is a LOT of garlic!! Thanks for sharing this one.

    Roasting the garlic with olive oil might be a good way to get rid of some.

  8. Wow - that is a lot of garlic! I've made that dish before, but not in the crock pot - I'll have to try that next time.

    Merry Christmas Debbi! :D

  9. Now that's my kind of bag o' garlic! The chicken looks great! Have a wonderful holiday!!

  10. Oh wow....LOVE garlic, love chicken, love things in the slow cooker, so this is a "bookmarker" for sure!!! ( experiments have sure changed since I was a kid!! :) ) VERY happy holidays to you and your family. I'm looking forward to more of your posts and recipes throughout the new year!!

  11. I have made this twice and my family loves it!! In fact, they requested it for Christmas dinner,lol. No more turkey for us this year,lol.

  12. Oh holy cow!!! 3 lbs. of garlic!? That IS a lot! I've seen 40 clove chicken, but never made it. I like that yours is in the crockpot.

    Hmm.. what else to use up the garlic with? Maybe you could roast a bunch of the heads and keep them in the fridge in a jar? Oh and I bet you could probably mince a bunch and store it in a jar with a little bit of olive oil too? Good luck using it all up!!!

  13. I have a feeling the hubby would love this one. He loves garlic. I also have a thing for cutting up a whole chicken, so do you think chicken breasts would work??

  14. Wow! That's a lot of garlic! Pizza soup from Monday looks great, too.

  15. I love garlic chicken...but 40's something!
    Merry Christmas!

  16. Dissecting a raw chicken wing sounds gross (and not very sanitary... weird request from a teacher), but this chicken sounds great! I am a big fan of garlic... I am definitely making this!

  17. This looks great. Think it's my plan for next weekend. I'm home on Friday and will put this into the crockpot.

  18. WOW these look amazing-Thanks for sharing.

  19. My neighbor told me about this recipe not long ago and I thought she was kidding about using that much garlic. Guess not! I think I may have to give this one a try. Thanks for sharing it. Stopping by from Eat at Home.

  20. This really looks delicious with lots of twists. I'm definitely craving for a plate of that right now. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe. This is definitely a must do recipe this weekend since I got my Food Safety Certification.

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