Make this 40 Clove Garlic Chicken for dinner and your family will gobble it up!
It may sound like a lot, but 40 Clove Garlic Chicken has the most wonderfully sweet garlic flavor that’s not the least bit overpowering.
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With a recipe chock full of garlic – 40 cloves to be exact – plus onions, you expect there to be some lingering odors in your kitchen, right? I’m going to show you how to make this amazing recipe, and how to deodorize your garbage disposal, too. We all want our home to smell fresh, warm and inviting, right? After all, Clean has NO Odor!
But first, let’s chat about our 40 Clove Garlic Chicken recipe a bit. This is such a flavorful dish! The garlic sauce is creamy and the chicken so tender and moist. It’s just so yummy!
40 Clove Garlic Chicken Shopping List
Here’s what you’ll need to make the recipe:
- chicken thighs
- unsalted butter
- chicken stock
- small onion
From the pantry: all-purpose flour, salt and pepper.
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I peeled my garlic by hand, but you could use garlic peeler or purchase the jar of peeled whole garlic from the grocery store. For this recipe, you want to keep the garlic cloves whole. The sink fills up pretty quickly when you’re peeling this much garlic! It smells nice now, but not so much in a couple of hours.
To keep my kitchen smelling fresh and clean, I used OdorKlenz Sink and Disposal Cleaner while the chicken was simmering. It’s super easy and works amazing. More on that in a minute…
40 Clove Garlic Chicken
Our recipe makes plenty for dinner and then leftovers, too! It’s a great dish for entertaining also.
40 Clove Garlic Chicken
Tender moist chicken in a creamy garlic sauce is perfect for weeknight meals and entertaining alike.
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 small onion, diced fine
- 8 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 40 cloves garlic peeled
- 1-1/2 cups chicken broth
- 1 tablespoon dried tarragon
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons milk
Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and let cook until they are tender. Push them to the outside edges of the pan.
Turn the temperature up to medium-high and sear both sides of the chicken for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
Remove the chicken from the pan for the moment.
Reduce the heat to medium and add the whole peeled garlic cloves. Cook until golden brown and tender, stirring often.
Return the chicken to the pan and add the chicken stock. Sprinkle the tarragon into the pan, then bring to a boil.
Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover the pan and let the chicken cook for 25-30 minutes until it is cooked through.
To create the sauce, mix the milk and flour together in a small bow. Pour into the hot pan and stir to combine. Cook for a couple minutes until the sauce thickens.
Serve hot with pasta, rice or potatoes, if desired.
Adapted from Damn Delicious.
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What to serve with 40 Clove Garlic Chicken:
- Make this deliciously creamy Parmesan Risotto super fast by using a rice cooker.
- If you want a crazy good side dish, you need to make Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar. They can be made ahead of time, so they’re perfect for meal prepping on the weekend!
- Everything is better with bacon, right? Bacon & Garlic Cauliflower Mash is so flavorful, your family won’t notice you’ve swapped out their regular potatoes.
How to use Leftover Chicken
There are lots of ways to use up the leftover chicken from this recipe. Mr. Juggling Act takes it with leftover rice or noodles for his lunches at work. If you’d rather transform it into something else, here are some ideas:
- Quick and easy Leftover Chicken Quesadillas from Gimme Delicious is the perfect recipe when you’re short on time. Chop up your leftovers and you’ll have these quesadillas on the table in no time!
- Instead of pork, use this leftover chicken to make our Lettuce Wraps. Give the chicken a rough chop, add the soy sauce mixture and heat through. Assemble your wraps and dinner is served.
- Use the leftover chicken to make delicious Teriyaki Chicken Bowls from Bowl Me Over. Just skip the marinating and make half the sauce mixture and you’re half done!
How to Clean and Deodorize your Garbage Disposal
I’m all about multi-tasking and taking shortcuts that make sense. That’s why I like using this OdorKlenz Sink and Disposal Cleaner to clean my sink and garbage disposal while I’m working on dinner. No scrubbing or disassembling the disposal to clean it. Here’s how to use it:
- First, make sure the disposal is empty before you begin.
- Pour 1/3 cup of OdorKlenz Sink and Disposal Cleaner down the disposal and left sit for 5 minutes.
- Run the water and the disposal for 1-2 minutes to finish deodorizing.
- Repeat once a week or as needed to keep your kitchen smelling fresh.
Think of all the things you pour down your sink whether you’re emptying sippy cups and cereal bowls or changing your pet’s water dish. Yuck, right? You can also this product to deodorize sinks without a disposal. It works great to get rid of stale water smells in your bathroom, too.
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