Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What's-for-Dinner Wednesday!

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Tonight we're having Crockpot Garlic Chicken with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli; this is one of our favorite meals! Click on the link above to get the recipe....I generally use several boneless skinless chicken breasts instead of the bone-in chicken pieces that the original recipe calls for, so I add a cup of white wine or apple juice to the Crockpot because the chicken breasts need more liquid. At the end of cooking, I thicken the liquid in the Crockpot with cornstarch dissolved in a small amount of water or wine, and then scoop out several of the garlic cloves to mash up with the potatoes.

I know it sounds like an insane amount of garlic, but the long, slow cooking process makes the garlic cloves sweet and mild and very soft. It tastes wonderful...not strong at all!

Please visit Linda, The Gluten-Free Homemaker for other fabulous gluten free dinner ideas!

8 comments:

Linda said...

Wow! That's a lot of garlic! Chicken, mashed potatoes, and steamed broccoli make the perfect meal for me. Thanks for the recipe.

WendyGK said...

Diane is doing a garlic theme for her Foodie Fix Friday over at the W.H.O.L.E Gang. A very garlicky week.

Brian said...

Great dinner idea. I have not used my crock pot for chicken before. This may have to be the first crock pot chicken recipe I try. Thanks for sharing.

GFE--gluten free easily said...

A lot of us are on the same wavelength ... crockpots, chicken, and lots of garlic! Yummy. :-)

Shirley

Heather @CeliacFamily said...

This really sounds great. We used to go to a restaurant in San Francisco called the Stinking Rose that served an amazing 40-clove chicken. Can't wait to try your recipe. I may have to buy a jar of garlic cloves already peeled for it. On second thought, peeling the garlic might be a good project for my kids. :) Thanks.

JoAnn said...

We buy the big jug of peeled garlic cloves at Costco...that's enough for at least 4 instances of Garlic Chicken! :)

Diane-The Whole Gang said...

Thank you for sharing this on Friday Foodie Fix. We are loving our garlic!

Katie said...

I just learned something interesting about garlic: the anti-bacterial properties and some of the other health benefits are only "activated" when the garlic is chopped or crushed. This would certainly be a lot more work when talking 20-40 cloves, but it's worth reading about. Here's my post: http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2009/05/18/food-for-thought-garlic-and-onion-health-benefits-and-nutrition/