Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic has been on my bucket list for years. But I guess I’ve been putting it off because I was always a bit skeptical about the “40 cloves of garlic” part. Now you know how much I love garlic as seen in yesterday’s post, but 40 cloves just seemed like way too much, even for me. But then curiosity took over and I finally gave it a try, and boy, was I in for a treat.

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

If you have your skepticism about the garlic like I did, have no fear – the 40 cloves of garlic actually lends an amazing garlic essence to the chicken, letting them simmer in their own juices. This allows the flavors to really meld, leaving the chicken  to become incredibly tender and flavorful. And if you take that extra step to thicken up the sauce with a little bit of flour, it is absolute perfection.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic - Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

After devouring my entire plate along with every last bit of this creamy garlic sauce, this has quickly become one of my absolute favorite ways to prepare chicken, and if you’re not in the mood to peel 40 cloves of garlic, I’m with Julie on this one – I highly recommend purchasing the peeled garlic cloves. It’s such a time-saver and it’ll save your fingernails from smelling like garlic for days!

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Juicy, tender chicken served with the creamiest garlic sauce that the whole family will go crazy for!

Ingredients:

  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 40 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Directions:

  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken, skin-side down, and sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side; set aside.
  3. Add garlic to the skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil. Add chicken and sprinkle with thyme. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until chicken is cooked through, about 25-30 minutes; set aside chicken, reserving the juices in the skillet.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together flour and milk. Whisk in flour mixture to the skillet until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve immediately with sauce mixture.

Adapted from Table for Two.