April 29, 2013 in chicken
I get most of my dinner inspiration from reading blogs. I feel like food blogs are always a couple steps ahead of magazines or Food Network shows or anything like that. One of my favorite blogs is Cassie Craves because – seriously – everything she makes is something my family would love. Probably because she also has a house full of boys! I saw her make a slow cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic a few weeks ago and couldn’t stop thinking about it. I (of course) procrastinated and didn’t have time to use the slow cooker but I managed to find a really, really great recipe that I made in just over an hour.
Years ago I made Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic and my husband wasn’t thrilled with it. I remember it being super garlicky which is not at all what the dish is supposed to be. When the whole cloves of garlic are cooked, they really mellow out and get almost sweet. The gravy that this recipe makes is amazing! Fantastically amazing! Like so amazing that when my husband sent me a text saying he wasn’t going to be home until late the night I made this, I put a teeny scoop of mashed potatoes in a bowl and covered it when the rest of the gravy. And then pretended like there was never gravy when he eventually got home. Yup.