Wednesday, March 21, 2012

40 Clove Garlic Chicken...

Let me start by saying that I LOVE to cook, bake, mix, whisk...anything that involves me in the kitchen with food and/or drink. I would bake something every day if I knew that I could go without wanting to devour whatever it may be. And new recipes? Oh yea baby, bring 'em on!

So onto today~   I guarantee that I will not be having any vampire encounters in the near future. Why? Because my hands, my house, my breath, my pores, my skin, and probably my blood stream have the odor of garlic. Lucky for us that garlic is very much welcome in my home. Lucky for others that we'll be staying inside this evening.

Have you ever been over to The Pioneer Woman? I wanted to be all professional and take pictures of my ingredients, the step by step process, make it look real good, ya' know like she does. Well I got carried away and couldn't wait to get this dish going or digging in when it was done, so there are limited photos today (please forgive).  

How beautiful and springy is this anyway?
 40 Clove Garlic Chicken, I've heard of it and was told it's delicious but I have never tasted or made it until today. Raw chicken (or any raw meat for the matter) grosses me out! If I'm ever going to make a recipe that calls for hands touching or patting out anything I yell for my husband. Need me to handle blood & guts, not a problem, but not this. I have never touched a chicken like I did this morning. I had to stick my hand inside its "cavity" and under the skin to clean it and shove some garlic up there. Then I had to do it again to massage the dang thing with butter and spices. Next time maybe I'll have the hubs do it all the night before and stick it in the fridge for me.

I found the recipe HERE and changed it up just a tad...
-I didn't use oregano because I didn't have fresh on hand
-I used 2 celery ribs
-Lemon juice instead of wedges, about 2 teaspoons
-Prosecco is the white wine I used
-Cooked it in the crock pot on low for 6 hours

See...I was ready to dig in & took a crappy phone pic.

The flavors were great, I could taste a hint of the white wine and lemon juice, the onion and celery also put off nice aromas but had a very light taste. OMG the tender juicy chicken was falling apart so much I could barely get it on my plate. You can see in the picture that mine it all over the place, there was no pretty plating to this one. But I was slightly disappointed  at the lack of the taste of garlic, which shouldn't be so after using 40 cloves. Next time I'm going to try this in the oven instead and stuff the chicken with more garlic in hopes to bring out the garlic more. Don't get me wrong, it was there, but I was expecting the garlic to basically punch me in the face. Overall, wonderful dish that my husband and daughter loved as well!


  1. this sounds good! i feel like I can already smell the garlic!

    1. You should have been in my kitchen to take a sniff...omg the smell was mouth watering.

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