Seriously, I didn't realize it until I decided over the weekend that I wanted to prepare this dish for dinner on Monday night. You can find some version of this recipe pretty much anywhere: Food Network, Bloggers, Allrecipes, etc.!
With the help of my friend (in real life) Lisa, I was able to decide on a combination of flavors that would work for me.
Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic with Roasted Potatoes & Onions
- 3lbs. potatoes, peeled and sliced
- 3 cups onions, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/2 Tbsp. dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
- 4 bone-in split chicken breast (approx. 4 lbs.)
- 33 cloves of garlic*, peeled
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. dried rosemary, crushed
- 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves
- 2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 tsp. pepper
This is a photo of the raw chicken layered in the crock pot on top of the potatoes and onions.
- In a large bowl, toss the potatoes and onions with the sliced garlic, olive oil, rosemary and thyme.
- Spread the potato and onion mixture evenly on the bottom of a large crockpot.**
- Use the same large bowl; toss chicken pieces with the olive oil and the remaining ingredients. Fit a garlic clove or two into open spaces in the chicken breast (optional).
- Fit the chicken parts in the crock pot on top of the potatoes and onions.
- Place lid on top and cook on low 6-8 hours.***
This photo is the chicken after it cooked in the crock pot for 5 hours.
See the nice roasted garlic?
* I was tired of peeling garlic at this point, we never missed the other cloves!
** I reserved the potatoes and onions to use for another meal later this week.
*** I cooked this on high for one hour, then turned it to low for 4 hours.
I really enjoyed this recipe. The flavors were wonderful! The chicken was a teeny bit dry, I'm thinking that I layered too many potatoes and they didn't allow for the chicken to baste in the cooking juices. But I like that we were able to eat it like a nice piece of roasted chicken. Sometimes meat is too tender when cooked in the crock pot. At least to my liking. I think I will try this combination of spices with a whole chicken the next time. With less potatoes on the bottom.
When I began deciding how I wanted to season the chicken and prepare everything, I knew the chicken wouldn't fill the entire crock pot. I remember someone telling me that they cook their chicken and potatoes at the same time in the oven. I thought that was a great idea, but decided that the garlic potatoes along with the garlic chicken would be a bit much for one meal. So, I came up with a plan for those roasted potatoes.
Be sure to check back to find out how I used those potatoes and onions in another meal!
I will be sharing this blog post on the following carnivals this week:
- Crock-Pot Wednesday
- Food on Friday