Garlic Chicken for Two

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The whole cloves of garlic turn mild and buttery when they’re simmered with chicken in a simple white wine-mustard sauce in this garlic chicken recipe for two. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Garlic Chicken for Two
photographer: Peter Ardito
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 40 minutes

  • 1 head garlic , cloves separated

  • 4 chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/4 pounds), skin removed, trimmed

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt , divided

  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons white wine

  • 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or scallion greens

  1. Lightly smash garlic cloves with the side of a large knife to loosen the skins. Peel; cut the large ones in half. Sprinkle chicken with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper.

  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon.

  3. Add the chicken to the pan and cook until browned on one side, about 4 minutes. Turn it over and return the garlic to the pan. Add wine and cook for 1 minute.

  4. Whisk broth, mustard, flour and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the pan; bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a lively simmer. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the garlic is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve the chicken with the sauce, sprinkled with chives (or scallion greens).

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size
2 drumsticks and about 1/3 cup sauce
7 g
17 g
Saturated Fat
3 g
35 g
108 mg
Dietary Fiber
1 g
430 mg
576 mg
2 servings
2 drumsticks and about 1/3 cup sauce each
Nutrition bonus
Zinc : 27% daily value

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