If you love garlic, then this is the recipe for you! It is so good that I never even got a final picture because it all got devoured. I guess I could have given you a picture of the empty plate! My husband was a bit mad because I used chicken thighs (and he does not like dark meat and meat on the bone) but he could not stay away from the gravy! He just doesn’t understand that I got them for sooooo cheap! Not only did I get the chicken for cheap, I had most of the other ingredients on hand in my stockpile. This is how I “stockpile” cook. I grabbed a 5 pack of garlic cloves from Price Rite for .99. I had the chicken on hand in the freezer and all of the other ingredients in my cupboard. Basically, all i had to buy to make this meal was the garlic. I only needed 2 bulbs so I spent .40 getting this meal on the table for my family.
This would be good with any kind of chicken, you will just need to adjust your cooking time if you are going to use chicken breasts. I think I really need to try this with chicken breasts too because the gravy is seriously so addicting. I just want to drink it! It is also a pretty simple dish; taking only about a half hour to make and really only requires 1 big pot so clean up is a breeze!
First things first. Season BOTH sides of your chicken with salt and pepper and put some olive oil in your pan. Brown the chicken on both sides (About 3-4 minutes a side) (you aren’t cooking it since it will be going in the oven to finish cooking so don’t worry if you still see pink.)
While the chicken is browning, start getting your garlic cloves ready. This recipe calls for 20 (or more if you like!) garlic cloves which is 2 heads of garlic. Just peel them and set them off to the side.
Remove your chicken from the pot on to a plate
Saute up the garlic in the same pan (and in all those chicken drippings) Make sure your heat is on medium/low because you don’t want to burn it. If you burn garlic, it turns bitter and then you have to start all over!
Once the garlic is browned, add your flour right in the pot and stir it together and add the chicken back in to the pot.
Cover your pot and pop it in the oven for 15 minutes.
When you take your pot out of the oven, take the cover off and remove the chicken to a plate again. Now, we are going to make the gravy. Add the wine, chicken stock, thyme and some salt and pepper to pot and stir it until it starts to thicken.
Once it is thickened, add 2 pats of butter to make the gravy shiny (and everything always tastes better with butter!)
Add the chicken back in to the gravy and simmer until the chicken is heated through. Serve on top of rice or pasta and enjoy ♥
Let me know if you fall in love with this easy chicken recipe too!