40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce

40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce has totally and completely rocked my world. We are obsessed with this Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic! Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce is all the rage right now…so why not add some garlic (or 40 cloves of garlic, to be exact) for the ultimate Garlic Chicken and Potatoes? This is the best chicken recipe of all time!

40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce cooking in skillet

40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes

I first heard of 40 Clove Garlic Chicken while flipping through a couple of my favorite cookbooks the other day. I saw that two of them had a recipe for it. One was a sheet pan version and one was a stove top version, but the idea was pretty much the same thing: Load up the garlic and cook that chicken!

I LOVED the sound of chicken with 40 cloves of garlic and knew we had to give it a try. Mom and I were brainstorming and we thought it would be awesome to turn it into a chicken and potatoes recipe, making it a convenient one pan meal. And of course we also added a cream sauce, because….cream sauce. That makes everything that much better!

This 40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes recipe quickly cut to the front of the line of my very favorite Chicken Recipes. It’s right up there with Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos and Melt in Your Mouth Caesar Chicken. I think you need to try all three.

Learn How to Make 40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce with this delicious one pan recipe!

40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes in skillet

Close up of garlic chicken and potatoes in skillet

40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes is sure to be an instant family favorite recipe

Cooking the garlic chicken this way (in the skillet, with the potatoes, with 40 cloves of garlic, and with that amazing cream sauce) makes for the most succulent, juicy, fall apart in front of your eyes chicken. Mom and I were embarrassing ourselves while we were alone and taste testing this.

Lots of “Oh my gosh this is so good” and “WOW this is a new favorite!”. Mom always says that and I like to make fun of her for it…but this time it’s legit. This 40 clove garlic chicken really is a new favorite!

40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce

40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce in skillet

How to Make 40 Clove Garlic Chicken

Making 40 Clove Garlic Chicken is easier than you think! The best part about this particular recipe is that I’ve turned into a simple one pan meal! Not only are you getting the chicken with 40 cloves of garlic; you’re also getting a delicious garlic chicken and potatoes recipe with a creamy sauce to top it all off.

Just follow the steps in the recipe card below, and in just over an hour, you’ll have a decadent meal ready for you and your family.

What do you serve with Garlic Chicken?

I love love love this 40 Clove Garlic Chicken. It didn’t take long to realize the best way to serve it is with potatoes and cream sauce in a skillet. I mean, what goes better with chicken than potatoes, right? It’s a new go-to in our house and I hope it will be for you as well! So hearty, comforting, and tasty. SO DARN TASTY. I’m obsessed.

Chicken and potatoes in pan

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40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce has totally and completely rocked my world. We are obsessed with this Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic! Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce is all the rage right now...so why not add some garlic (or 40 cloves of garlic, to be exact) for the ultimate Garlic Chicken and Potatoes? This is the best chicken recipe of all time!
40 Clove Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
40 Clove Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce has totally and completely rocked my world. We are obsessed with this Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic! Garlic Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce is all the rage right now...so why not add some garlic (or 40 cloves of garlic, to be exact) for the ultimate Garlic Chicken and Potatoes? This is the best chicken recipe of all time!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 453 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds chicken thighs boneless/skinless *see note
  • 3-4 whole garlic 40 cloves, peeled, or store-bought Fresh Peeled Garlic in a bag or jar (check with your grocer).
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons good Brandy or Cognac
  • cups dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ½ teaspoon dried tarragon
  • pounds Baby Yukons or Baby Red Potatoes scrubbed & halved (any extra large baby potatoes, cut into fourths)
For the White Wine Cream Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons good Brandy or Cognac
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Crusty baguette for serving
Instructions
  1. If using fresh garlic, bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Separate the garlic into individual cloves and drop them into the boiling water for 1 minute. Transfer garlic to a paper towel and peel. Set aside.
  2. Dry the chicken thighs with paper towels and sprinkle both sides, liberally, with 1 teaspoon kosher salt & ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Scrub the potatoes and place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle with 1-teaspoon kosher salt and ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper. Mix well and set aside.
  4. In a large Dutch oven or large, deep skillet, heat the butter and oil over MEDIUM-HIGH heat. In batches, sauté the chicken on both sides until nicely browned (about 4-5 minutes per side). If the oil and butter begin to burn, lower the temperature to MEDIUM OR MEDIUM-LOW. As the chicken cooks, transfer the seared chicken to a large plate. Repeat until all chicken has been seared.
  5. Once all chicken has been cooked, add the garlic cloves to the fat in the skillet. Set the temperature to LOW, sauté the garlic cloves, stirring often, 3-5 minutes or until they are evenly browned.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons Brandy and 1½ cups white wine and scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Bring the liquid to a boil.
  7. Return the chicken thighs to the Dutch oven or skillet and add the potatoes, sprinkle with the thyme & tarragon. Cover and simmer over LOW heat for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is done and potatoes are fork-tender.
  8. Transfer the chicken and potatoes to a serving platter and cover with foil to keep warm.
To make the White Wine Cream Sauce:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk ½ cup skillet sauce with the flour and then whisk it back into the sauce in the skillet/pot. Turn heat to MEDIUM add the ¼ cup cream, remaining 2 tablespoons Brandy and ¼ cup white wine.
  2. Season to taste with kosher salt & black pepper.
  3. Reduce the heat to LOW and cook 3-5 minutes or until sauce is creamy and smooth and reaches the desired consistency.
  4. To serve, pour the sauce over the chicken and the potatoes and…
  5. Serve with hot, crusty bread/baguette for dipping in the sauce.
  6. Enjoy!

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Recipe Notes

*Note: I love chicken breasts, but for this recipe, chicken thighs work best. Chicken breasts would overcook due to the long cooking time, but the thighs end up extremely tender.

Nutrition Facts
40 Clove Chicken and Potatoes with Cream Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 453 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 162mg 54%
Sodium 924mg 39%
Potassium 918mg 26%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 29.9%
Calcium 4.8%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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DB
Beware! My mom used to make this 40 clove garlic chicken all the time. I loved it! ...Until I was reprimanded at work for "personal hygiene issues." It turns out that the garlic makes you stink to high heaven! You really can't smell it on yourself, but others can smell it on you. It was the most embarrassing situation of my life and I have never eaten this recipe since!
    Becky Hardin
    That's definitely a problem with any garlic recipe. Have to be careful after eating garlic!
    Debbie
    yes garlic can make you stink, An issue as old as time. That is no reason to one star this recipe. I myself am allergic to almonds but I don't go around just trashing recipes that personally don't fit my lifestyle. unfortunately we live in the age of ratings and people will glance at this recipe, see 1 star and skip it, also it sounds like you didn't even make this recipe. Your mom made a similar recipe that this is based off of unless I am mistaken. I tried the recipe, it was fantastic but i did half the amount of garlic! Thanks for another dinner classic at our house!
      Becky Hardin
      Debbie I appreciate that so much, thank you! Yes Google does keep track of the stars so if people love the recipes I love them to star them, and hate to see one stars of course. I really appreciate your insight and SO glad you loved the recipe. Makes me happy to hear that!
Chris
"2 pounds (approximately 10-12 thighs) boneless, skinless chicken thighs, *See Note." Where's the *Note? Am I missing something? Otherwise, thanks, can't wait to try this.
    Chris
    Well Duh, now I see the * !! I think I need some of that "wine i like to drink"!!
ainara
Loved it! used a bit less garlic but everything else was perfect!
amy devos
I really want to try this but i really don't like chicken thighs...if i were to use chicken breasts, how would you recommend modifying the recipe? Less cook time perhaps?
    Becky Hardin
    You can use chicken breasts but the fear is they will dry out a bit. Just monitor cook time closely, you want the chicken to be cooked to about 165F. I'm not totally sure on cook time as I haven't made it that way, but I'm sure it would work out fine. Hope you love the recipe!
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