This recipe had me at “garlic gravy.” I needed absolutely no more incentive than that, but then I read the list of ingredients. Flavorful chicken thighs, 20-22 garlic cloves, and the suggestion of serving it over mashed potatoes. Heck yeah! Rustic, schmustic–I must have garlic gravy drizzled over my favorite cut of chicken and one of my all-time favorite sides.
A delicious one-pan meal that is delicious served with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta, to make the most of the delicious gravy.
As you can see, there aren’t a ton of ingredients for this dish. In fact, I had most of them on hand, and I only had to shop for the chicken and garlic. By the way, I ended up using pre-peeled garlic as the author suggested. It really saved me time and from that lingering garlic smell that no amount of hand washing seems to get rid of.
At first glance I thought this chicken with garlic gravy recipe would be complicated. There are only 4 steps, but most of them are pretty long. I’m happy to say my assumption was wrong. This garlic chicken dish was pretty easy to prepare, and I had a completed meal in 41 minutes.
The author does include a note about browning the chicken in a non-stick pan. I think I get better results in a regular pan, so that’s what I used. There were no issues with the chicken sticking or the skin falling off. Just be sure to let the pan and oil heat thoroughly, and don’t turn the chicken before it releases from the pan. I turned mine every 2 minutes and had wonderful results.
The only downside was the pan was extremely hot immediately after. I’m sure it’s also because I cook on an electric stove rather than gas. Adding the garlic immediately browned it more than I would have liked, but it didn’t affect the taste. Whew! I was worried because some of it was really dark when I finally took the skillet out of the oven. Next time I’ll wait a minute or two before I begin to brown the garlic.
The author suggests serving this recipe with rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes. I went with mashed potatoes for a couple of reasons. First, they’re delicious. Enough said. Second, my local grocery store stocks ready-made mashed potatoes that taste like homemade. All I had to do was pop them in the microwave for 3 minutes and stir. They were barely any work to prepare.