Are you on Instagram? It is my favorite social media channel because I am a very visual person. But I also like looking on it for food ideas for Weight Watchers. I usually cruise through the #wwfooddiary stream and look at what everyone is eating so when someone mentioned they were eating 40 Cloves Garlic Chicken I was like wha??
40 cloves of garlic. Who has time to peel all that? Ha. Luckily I didn’t have to because my grocery store had a container of them with like 90 cloves for $2.99. Score. So worth it.
This chicken cooked all day long in the slow cooker and by the time I got home from the hairdresser where Serg tried to turn my hair red, it was fall off the bone tender. As I was attempting to plate it after taking the picture, the chicken just said pft, I’m done and fell apart. #yum.
Now you can use whatever chicken pieces you like or a whole chicken (just cook until done) but the grocery store had a 10 lb. bag of leg quarters on sale for $2.50. $2.50! There were 11 pieces and they came out to like .23 cents a piece. BBQ chicken here I come. I’m freezer happy right now.
So if you don’t like garlic, you probably won’t care for this but if you do give it a try and use that cooked garlic in some mashed potatoes. Or something.
And please ignore the ugly looking pictures – it just was not an attractive looking chicken but the taste was great! I really need to get to a photography workshop.
40 Cloves Garlic Chicken for Two
2 large red potatoes, diced into large pieces
1/2 onion, diced into large pieces
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Smoked paprika
40 cloves garlic, peeled
2 chicken leg quarters
1 c chicken broth
Place potatoes, onion and half of the garlic cloves in a 6 quart slow cooker. Place chicken pieces on top.
Mix together all the spices then liberally season the chicken add remaining garlic cloves and chicken stock. Place several stems of thyme on top of the chicken.
Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. Pour the juice over the chicken and serve.