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Stephanie O'Dea's Slow Cooker 20-40 Garlic Clove Chicken

Try This Hearty Weeknight Dinner

PHOTO: Stephanie ODeas 20 to 40 garlic clove chicken.
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

This recipe is adapted from a traditional 40 garlic clove chicken, but I only had 33 cloves in the house. Use what you have on hand—the garlic steams beautifully along with the chicken, creating a moist, slightly nutty garlic flavor. If your cloves are on the large side, they will retain a spicy kick.

The resulting can be thickened on the stovetop with a bit of cornstarch to make a gravy, or can be used to simmer rice as a side dish.


  • 3-4 pounds chicken (whole chicken or parts; your choice)
  • 1 large onion, sliced in rings
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 20-40 garlic cloves, peeled, but intact
  • Cooking Directions

    Use a 6 quart oval slow cooker. Place onion slices on the bottom of the stoneware insert and place the chicken (or parts) on top. In a large mixing bowl, combine olive oil, salt, paprika, and pepper and then rub all over your chicken. Add the garlic cloves.

    Do not add water.

    Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-6. Your chicken is fully cooked when it is no longer pink, has reached desired tenderness, and the meat pulls easily from the bone.

    Additional chicken dishes to enjoy:

    Vietnamese Roasted Chicken

    Adobo Chicken

    Whole Roasted

    Rotisserie Roasted

    Lemon and Herb Roasted

    Stephanie O'Dea is the New York Times best-selling author of the Make it Fast, Cook it Slow Cookbooks and Totally Together: Shortcuts to an Organized Life

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: paprika, garlic, chicken

    More Info: Kids Friendly

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