Thursday, April 05, 2007

Slow Cook Thursday~40 Clove Chicken


When I did this post last week and mentioned the numerous amounts of heads of garlic in my fridge, my friend Gibee emailed me a suggestion. It was 40 Clove Garlic Chicken. Unfortunately the actual site she sent me the link to would not come up so I googled it. I found different recipes and tweaked it for what I had on hand and what worked for me, so here it is.

And yes, it really does have 40 cloves, and no the chicken does not tastle like biting into a head of garlic, believe it or not. It's absolutely wonderful and incredibly tender. So here ya go.

CROCKPOT 40 CLOVE GARLIC CHICKEN

-1 large broiler/fryer whole chicken (as big as your crock will fit)
-thyme, rosemary, sage, parsley
-salt
-fresh ground pepper
-40 cloves UNPEELED garlic
-2 stalks celery, washed and cut into 3 inch pieces
-baguette or french bread slices, toasted (optional)

Place the celery slices on the bottom of the crock. Season the chicken in and out with salt, pepper, and generously with the herbs. Place on top of the celery. Place the cloves all around and on top of the chicken. Cover and cook on low 8 hours.

Remove chicken and celery to serving platter. Remove garlic to small bowl.

GRAVY

-1/4 cup cream
-2 - 3 tablespoons cornstarch
-salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

Skim the fat off the liquid in the crockpot. Turn to high. Add the cream. Mix cornstarch with a small amount of water until smooth and add to liquid. Stir, cover and heat until thickened. You can pour some on the chicken and put the rest in a gravy boat.
Serve with noodles or garlic mashed potatoes made from some of that wonderful roasted garlic in the pot.

The roasted garlic can also be squished out of it's skins onto the toasted bread.

35 comments:

annie said...

I love garlic! This sounds really good! I even like to put a whole head of garlic in the oven with a little olive oil and sea salt and then squeeze it out of the cloves onto fresh baguette bread. There's not many things better than that :)
I'll give this one a try, thanks Susanne.
blessings~

Annie

org junkie said...

What??? 40 cloves???? Are you putting me on? I can't imagine that much garlic and being able to go near anyone for a week for fear of killing them...lol.
I might have to just try this recipe out because I am so curious!

Laura

www.tracyhurst.com said...

Yummy! I love garlic too! I have been thinking about pulling out my slow cooker one more time due to our cold weather in Atlanta. It was in the 80's a few days ago and today, the high is 40's...go figure. How is the weather in your neck of the woods? Many blessings to you!
Tracy

Allena said...

i had this great comment typed up and somehow i lost it.
anyways this recipe sounds wonderful! i'm going to try it soon! thanks for sharing it.

Tammy said...

OK, Susanne...I'm going to be bold and try this! I love garlic and I love chicken...and definately need to use my crock pot (as I still call it from when my mom used hers...) a lot more!
Also, just scrolled down and saw those cute chickies. Thank you! My girls would love to make these!!! :)

Deena said...

That's a lotta garlic...hmmmmm...I may have to try that just to see what it's like...

Jennifer said...

Oh that sounds so good. I love garlic and not having to peel it is a wonderful little bonus.

Kathryn said...

40 cloves?

That scares me a bit!

:)

Ribbon Rock Star said...

40 cloves....I can smell my breath already! hee hee

Sounds yummy though!
Linda

Julie said...

Wow, Susanne...I dunno...40 cloves sounds like several heads of garlic to me...cough, cough.

This isn't an April Fool's joke, is it?

Beck said...

Yummy! Thanks for posting this!

Andrea said...

Yummy!

Linda said...

This recipe reminds me of some in our church cookbook. Every once in a while I'll think, "Hm, that sounds good," and then it will say like, "10 eggs, 1/2 c. salt, and 40 cloves of garlic" and I'm like, "whoa!" They mixed large-crowd recipes in with regular ones. But if you like it and it keeps vampires away, all the better!

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

This is just perfect - I have a roaster in the freezer and no idea what to do with it. This will be great in my huge cuisinart crockpot. xoxoxo

Sandra said...

Oh I LOVE you LOL

I just love garlic and I've heard of this recipe but never tried it, now I'm definitely giving it a shot. I can't wait :)

Hugs,
Sandra

Shalee said...

I've tried this one and it's delicious!!! (Only I baked it, but you'll get the same thing...

Glass Half Full said...

40 cloves -- gotta try this one!!!

Rona's Home Page said...

Wow! I've heard about this recipe. How was it?
Today is No Housework Day! So no work for you!

Christine said...

I've heard of this recipe but have never made it. I'll have to try it since you had such a great experience with it!

GiBee said...

AWESOME!!! I was wondering if you would try it and let us know how it tasted!!!

I'll have to make this now.

I saw Ina Garten make it, and she said 40 cloves was about 2 to 3 heads of garlic ... is this true?

Trista said...

pI love Chicken, I love Garlic, and I love Slow Cooker recipes...so I must try this! Sounds great!

Laurel Wreath said...

Ok I am going to ask a dumb question, I am going to make this for dinner tomorrow. So when you buy the bulbs of garlic, that counts for about 5 or 6 right, it is not 40 bulbs correct?

a soldier's wife said...

Hi,
I hope you don't mind that I linked to this recipe on my blog. It sounds delicious and I wanted to share.

Rona's Home Page said...

I'm going to add this one to next week's menu plan.

Laura said...

This recipe is making the rounds. I'm going to tag it in my del.ici.ous bookmarks to make sure I remember it for my next Menu Plan! Thanks!

Becca L. said...

I saw this on another blog last week and someone else linked it this week, so I have added it to my "favorites" to give it a try next week (since my meal plan for this week was already done). Sounds really yummy though!

Amanda said...

I tried this recipe tonight, and its simple the best chicken I have had, I was not real keen on the gravy, but the garlic on toasted bread and the chicken was beautiful, and yes all 40 cloves of garlic

Sarah said...

I just bought some garlic at costco but it's peeled. What happens if it's peeled first?

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Mercy's Maid said...

I'm making this as we speak (except, you know, we're not actually speaking).

I didn't have any sage, so I used basil. I'm SO not a cook, so I have no idea what sage even tastes like, but I know I like basil so we'll see how it goes.

Also, I didn't have a whole chicken, so I threw several large breast pieces in instead and used two heads of garlic which amounted to about 30 cloves of garlic. I figured that would be OK since there's not as much chicken as what the recipe calls for.

Loren said...

I made a similar meal last night. Everyone loved it. I had my two teenagers, and 3 extras teens as well. They all ate it. I used skinless breast, and have left overs, I shredded the chicken, and am trying to figure our how to use it for soup.

BrigetRose said...

Sounds really good, I'm definitely going to try this! Thanks for sharing!

Cheya said...

Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe. We love garlic at my house.

jjchapman said...

Thank you for posting this - I have been searching for the recipe for ages! Made it once years ago and lost the recipe.

And for those of you who are worried - we didn't stick of garlic afterwards.

LeeAnn said...

Tried this last night and it was wonderful! Thanks for the tip on UNPEELED garlic. I think it made all the difference!

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