Slow Cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Slow Cooker Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Contributor: Ellie O'Brien

Garlic lovers rejoice. You can now enjoy chicken with 40 cloves of garlic without having to watch the stove.

  • Author: Ellie O'Brien
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 hours
  • Total Time: 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Cooking spray  
  • 1 lemon, divided
  • 2 cups low or no-sodium chicken stock
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour  
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, melted and cooled  
  • 1 and ½ lbs. boneless and skinless chicken thighs 
  • 2 tsp. salt, divided  
  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided  
  • 1 and 1/2 lbs. medium red potatoes, scrubbed and quartered 
  • 40 garlic cloves, peeled  
  • 15 fresh thyme sprigs 
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Spray the slow cooker with cooking spray. 
  2. Cut the lemon in half. Juice half of it into a small bowl. Cut the other half into wedges. Set wedges aside for serving.
  3. To the lemon juice add the stock, flour, and butter. Whisk to combine. Pour mixture into the slow cooker. 
  4. Use 1 teaspoon of the salt and ½ teaspoon of the pepper to season the chicken thighs. Place them into the slow cooker. 
  5. Add potatoes, garlic, and thyme over the chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. 
  6. To serve, discard thyme and arrange potatoes and garlic on a platter. Top with chicken and season with remaining salt and pepper. Serve with the lemon wedges on the side.