Welcome back to Day 7 of my 10 Days of Cozy One Pot Recipes! Today, we’re bringing you a dish that’s a garlic lover’s dream – the irresistible 40 Clove Chicken. This recipe is all about infusing succulent chicken with the aromatic essence of garlic, resulting in a flavourful and comforting one-pot dinner. Let’s get cooking!
What makes 40 Clove Chicken So Special?
- Intense Garlic Flavour: The star of this dish is undoubtedly the 40 cloves of garlic, which infuse the chicken with a rich, aromatic flavour that’s a dream for any garlic lover
- Succulent Chicken: The chicken (whether you had skin on or skinless chicken thighs) remains juicy and tender, soaking up all the delicious garlic essence
- One Pot Convenience: This recipe is a testament to the magic of one-pot cooking. It’s a breeze to prepare and even easier to clean up, making it perfect for busy weeknight dinners!
- Versatility: 40 Clove Chicken can be served with a variety of side dishes. Whether you prefer it with creamy mashed potatoes, crusty bread, quinoa, rice, or a fresh green salad, it’s sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds
- Impressive Presentation: The golden-brown chicken and caramelized garlic cloves make for a stunning presentation, making this dish a showstopper at any dinner table
Do we actually use 40 cloves of garlic in this recipe?
Yes! We do! 40 cloves sound like an insane amount of garlic but when you put this dish together, 40 cloves almost seem like it’s not enough. The dish isn’t overly garlicky because the cloves are cooked whole (not mashed into the sauce). Also, every garlic clove gets roasted and cooked in such a way that it’s perfectly soft and decadent, without being punchy or raw tasting.
What are some health benefits of 40 Clove Chicken?
- Rich in Antioxidants: Garlic is a potent source of antioxidants, which help combat oxidative stress and support overall health
- Immune-Boosting Properties: Garlic is renowned for its immune-boosting properties, thanks to its high concentration of allicin, a natural compound with powerful antibacterial properties
- Protein-Rich: Chicken is an excellent source of lean protein, essential for muscle repair and overall body function
- Vitamins and Minerals: Garlic is rich in essential nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese, which play vital roles in maintaining optimal health
How to Store Leftovers
Any leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. The flavors will continue to meld, making it even more delicious upon reheating. Simply warm it in the oven at 425°F for about 15-20 minutes. Serve on its own or over a carbohydrate of your choice.
Want more easy recipes like this? Here are some of my go-to recipes that I’m sure you’ll love!
- Viral Sushi Bomb Spring Rolls (Kid Friendly)
- Easy MATCHA Mochi Brownie Recipe (for matcha lovers)
- Best Focaccia Bread Recipe
- Easy Soy Cured Egg Yolk Recipe (and 3 ways to enjoy it!)
Check out my other 10 Days of Cozy One Pot Recipes!
- Day 1 – One Pot Masago Udon
- Day 2 – Viral Crispy Feta Fried Eggs
- Day 3 – Mille-Feuille Nabe Hot Pot (Cabbage and Pork Belly)
- Day 4 – One Pot Hainanese Chicken Rice (in a Rice Cooker!)
- Day 5 – Easy One Pot Shakshuka (with a SECRET Ingredient)
- Day 6 – Soothing Seaweed Soup (with Pork Balls, and Soft Tofu)
One Pot 40 Clove Chicken Recipe
- 1 non-stick pan, saute pan, or braiser
- 2 tbsp butter
- 40 cloves garlic buy pre-peeled garlic to save yourself time!
- 1 tbsp italian seasoning
- 1 to 1.5 cup white wine
- 1 to 1.5 cup chicken broth
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- pinch black pepper
- 1/2 cup carrots, chopped into half inch pieces
- 1/2 cup zucchini, chopped into half inch pieces
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 bay leaf optional
- 1 tsp parsley, chopped (for garnish)
Chicken Thigh preparation
- 4 to 5 skinless chicken thighs feel free to use skin-on chicken thighs (just omit butter if using)
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- In a shallow bowl, mix together cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Coat the chicken thighs evenly and shake off excess. This step is optional and you can skip it and pan fry the chicken without any cornstarch as well.
- In your non-stick skillet, braiser, or saute pan, heat your butter on medium heat and once the butter is completely melted, sear your chicken thighs for 2-3 minutes on each side until it develops a nice golden crust.
- If you have skin-on chicken thighs, omit the butter completely or only use half as the skin will have a lot of fat and oil.
- Remove the chicken thighs and add in your garlic cloves and vegetables. Close the lid and let it steam and cook for about 4-5 minutes.
- Open to lid and stir the vegetables until it's soft and tender (another 1-2 minutes). Add in your white wine to deglaze the pan. Scrap all the brown bits from the bottom of the pan and mix everything together.
- In a small bowl, mix together room temperature chicken broth and corn starch.
- Pour in your chicken broth, season with bay leaf, Italian seasoning, and mix to combine.
- Nestle your chicken thighs back in to the pan and close the lid. Simmer for another 2-3 minutes on LOW heat.
- Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.
I use the Our Place Always Pan 2.0 for most of my One Pot recipes. I highly recommend it!
Thank you for joining me on Day 7 of our 10 Days of Cozy One Pot Series! I hope this 40 Clove Chicken recipe becomes a cherished favourite recipe in your home.
I hope you’re inspired to try this recipe for yourself and don’t forget to comment on my IG reel/TikTok or in this blog post telling me what you thought of this recipe!