Garlic Chicken for Two

Garlic Chicken for Two

The whole cloves of garlic turn mild and buttery when they’re simmered with chicken in a simple white wine-mustard sauce in this garlic chicken recipe for two. Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.

From EatingWell: May/June 2012
Yield: 2 servings, 2 drumsticks & about 1/3 cup sauce each
Active Time: 40
Total Time: 40


  1. 1 head garlic, cloves separated
  2. 4 chicken drumsticks (about 1 1/4 pounds), skin removed, trimmed
  3. 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  4. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  5. 1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  6. 3 tablespoons white wine
  7. 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  8. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  9. 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  10. 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives or scallion greens


  1. Lightly smash garlic cloves with the side of a large knife to loosen the skins. Peel; cut the large ones in half. Sprinkle chicken with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Remove to a plate with a slotted spoon.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and cook until browned on one side, about 4 minutes. Turn it over and return the garlic to the pan. Add wine and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk broth, mustard, flour and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a small bowl. Add the mixture to the pan; bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to maintain a lively simmer. Cover and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the garlic is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve the chicken with the sauce, sprinkled with chives (or scallion greens).


Nutrition Per Serving: 345 calories; 17 g fat (3 g sat, 10 g mono); 108 mg cholesterol; 7 g carbohydrates; 35 g protein; 1 g fiber; 576 mg sodium; 430 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Zinc (27% daily value)

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (other), 4 1/2 lean meat, 2 fat