As I’ve mentioned before, and on my other blog Scandals and Sweets, we have a long line of excellent cooks in our family. And by far, Garlic is our favorite herb/seasoning. We use it in everything!!! My sister even tried a garlic ice cream recipe, not so good!
This chicken recipe has 40 CLOVES OF GARLIC! Yes it will keep the vampires away! But really it’s not as pungent as you would think! The best part is that if you serve it with some kind of yummy bread, you can fish the cloves out of the sauce and smush it on your bread! Talk about a little slice of heaven! Always serve it with bread! 🙂
But, Cindy, how on earth do we peel 40 cloves of garlic??? Here is the beauty of this dish! You can use them peeled or unpeeled. I prefer them peeled, so here’s how I do it! Bring a pot of water to a boil and using a large slotted spoon, blanch the cloves for 30-60 seconds. Pull them out and roll them around in paper towels and Voila! No skins. Works with tomatoes too, but you have to be a little more gentle!
Nobody knows where this recipe comes from. My grandmother thinks it sort of appeared after WWII , possibly from a ladies magazine. I’m a little iffy on that explanation because the other recipes that we have, not that we use, but we have from ladies magazines in the 50s are for things congealed in gelatin.
It calls for dry vermouth or white wine, my parents were Martini drinkers so I think the vermouth was an addition from my mother. Vermouth is a wine, and they say never cook with a wine you wouldn’t drink, so there you go!
I love this dish, I really don’t make it enough but since I was writing about garlic, I decided to make it and share it with you! I hope you love it too!Print
There it is! I hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!