Chicken Smothered in Garlic

"This is an adoption from the Garlic Lover's Cookbook (Cookbook Swap 2007) and a request to post. I made this for my family and the whole house smelled aromatic and comforting. It was a big hit at our house, hope it is at yours."
Chicken Smothered in Garlic created by Peter J
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  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Saute chicken in pan with olive oil spray til golden outside.
  • Lay chicken breasts in roasting pan in a single layer.
  • Lay BLANCHED garlic over chicken breasts.
  • Whisk together tomatoes, wine, broth, tarragon and marjoram and pour over top of chicken and garlic.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 45-50 minutes.
  • Served with garlic roasted potatoes, green beans and a loaf of crusty homemade herb bread.

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  1. Peter J
    Wonderful! I blanched the garlic in salted water for 10 minutes and that was spot on to leave it tender after cooking without losing too much of the garlic punch. I served along with mashed potato and a side of steamed vegies, it really would go well with anything that soaks up the great sauce like the suggested crusty bread. I used a good dry white wine, it does contribute quite a bit to the flavor so worth using something decent.
  2. Peter J
    Chicken Smothered in Garlic Created by Peter J
  3. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    Chicken Smothered in Garlic Created by Mamas Kitchen Hope
  4. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    Chicken Smothered in Garlic Created by Mamas Kitchen Hope
  5. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    This makes a lovely meal. DH really enjoyed it. I used 2 large HEADS of garlic that I blanched by peeling and dropping into the hot broth that I heated in the microwave in a glass measuring cup. Cooked again for 1 minute in the micro then added the wine and poured into the oven proof skillet that I browned the chicken in. I also sliced the really large cloves of garlic in half. I put the skillet in the oven rather than transfer to a roasting pan. Fewer dishes! Yeah! My chicken was done a lot sooner than the 40-50 minutes required so I would recommend checking them at about 20 minutes, especially if the chicken breast is small or thin. I was not sure as to the size or weight of the chicken as it isnt listed here. I served this with garlic potatoes as recommended. I think next time I will serve this with some type of pasta such as egg noodles or maybe some linguine. Thanks for a great recipe that really comes together fast and since it cooks in the oven, gives you time to spend with friends and family. I can really see this as a great recipe for a dinner party. I served this with a Yalumba Viogner and it went together very well. Made for Bev Tag! Thanks 1Mom!



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