Garlic Chicken

From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2012
 garlic chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 heads garlic, cloves separated
  • 8 chicken drumsticks (about 2½ pounds), skin removed, trimmed
  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup white wine
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh chives or scallion greens

Preparation

  1. Lightly smash garlic cloves with the side of a large knife to loosen the skins. Peel; cut larger ones in half. Sprinkle chicken with ¼ teaspoon salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a large 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 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 ¼ 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, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve sprinkled with chives (or scallion greens).

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