Country Chicken with Garlic Sauce

Here, chicken thighs and drumsticks are slowly cooked in a flavorful garlic sauce with a white wine, thyme and spices to create a comforting meal. To make a one-dish meal before putting the chicken in a oven add some mushrooms, potatoes or butternut squash. Delicious!!

Serves: 4-6


  • 2 Tbsp. olive or grape seed  oil
  • 6-8 chicken thighs and drumsticks, skin on
  • salt and freshly-ground black pepper
  • 20 cloves of garlic (2 full heads), separated, peeled (I asked my daughter to peel garlic for me)
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • fresh thyme leaves 


Preheat the oven to 375°F with rack in centre of oven.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a Dutch oven  or Cast-Iron Deep Sauté Pan over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the chicken skin side down and cook, turning ones, until golden, about 6 minutes on each side.

Transfer the chicken to a plate. Reduce the heat to medium, add the garlic, and cook, stirring regularly, until it is starting to brown, about 3 minutes. Add the white wine, chicken broth or water to the pan and boil for a few minutes. Bring back the chicken pieces to the pan, add thyme and paprika. Cover and place it to the oven, for about 20-25 minutes.

Transfer the chicken to individual plates, top with the sauce and serve immediately with your favorite vegetables.

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Angie Schneider said...
October 17, 2014 at 11:52 AM  

I can almost smell the garlic just from the pictures. The chicken looks scrumptious!

La Table De Nana said...
October 17, 2014 at 12:08 PM  

Love your blues..garlic..and chicken:)

Medeja said...
October 17, 2014 at 11:34 PM  

Chicken in wine.. yummy!

Te de Ternura said...
October 17, 2014 at 11:48 PM  

Un PLATO como el tuyo, me solucionará la comida de hoy.

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