Easy Garlic Chicken | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

It’s no secret that we LOVE quick & easy freezer meals around here, especially ones that use budget-friendly chicken! Although it might sound intense, this tender garlic chicken actually has a very mild flavor that even the pickiest kids can handle. Better yet, it goes straight from the freezer to the crock pot, and you can even throw in a few carrots and potatoes to make it an effortless one pot meal.

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To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the broth & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it right into the freezer–no cooking required! Making it ahead of time is not necessary, though, as it is equally delicious just marinated in the refrigerator.

You can use any type of chicken but my family much prefers the boneless, skinless chicken thighs, which are a darker, juicier meat and also tend to be cheaper than the boneless skinless breasts.

Assemble your ingredients for the garlic chicken including: Olive oil, white wine, chicken broth, sour cream, salt, pepper, boneless skinless chicken thighs, garlic, and fresh thyme.

Here is what you need:

¼ cup olive oil
2 cups white wine
2 cups chicken broth
2 cups sour cream
½ teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
3-4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
20-30 whole cloves of garlic
6 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
baby red potatoes & baby carrots (optional; for cooking day only)

In large bowl, whisk together olive oil, white wine, chicken broth, sour cream, salt, and pepper.

Step 1: In large bowl, whisk together olive oil, white wine, chicken broth, sour cream, salt, & pepper.

Divide chicken into 1-gallon freezer bags then divide garlic cloves and thyme into bags over top of chicken.

Step 2: Divide chicken into 2 1-gallon freezer bags ( be sure to label bags first), then divide garlic cloves and thyme into bags over top of chicken. Then divide broth mixture over top of chicken. Freeze until needed.

On cooking day, place frozen garlic chicken and sauce directly into crockpot.

Step 3: On cooking day, place frozen contents of bag directly into crockpot. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.

Add baby red potatoes and baby carrots to crockpot over chicken.

Step 4: If desired add baby potatoes and baby carrots for last 2-3 hours of cooking time.

Once cooked, serve garlic chicken with baby carrots and baby potatoes on a plate and enjoy.

Easy Garlic Chicken

If you love garlic, then this easy chicken recipe is the perfect dish for you!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy garlic chicken
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 7 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Ruth Soukup

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 cups white wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3-4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 20-30 whole cloves of garlic
  • 6 sprigs of fresh thyme (optional)
  • baby red potatoes & baby carrots (optional; needed on cooking day only)

Instructions

  1. In large bowl, whisk together olive oil, white wine, chicken broth, sour cream, salt, & pepper.

  2. Divide chicken into 2 1-gallon freezer bags ( be sure to label bags first), then divide garlic cloves and thyme into bags over top of chicken. Then divide broth mixture over top of chicken. Freeze until needed.

  3. On cooking day, place frozen contents of bag directly into crockpot. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.

  4. If desired add baby potatoes and baby carrots for last 2-3 hours of cooking time.

Recipe Notes

For cooking time in your Crockpot, cook for 5-6 hours on high or 7-8 hours on low. 

 

Easy Garlic Chicken | 10 Meals in an Hour | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Main Course Meat | Chicken Recipes

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