Stovetop Garlic Chicken
Pat chicken dry with paper towels then sprinkle with salt.
Heat a large skillet over medium. Add oil, then half of chicken, skin-side down. Cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Turn over and cook another 2 minutes. Transfer to a plate and repeat with remaining chicken.
Return chicken and any juices to the skillet. Stir in garlic cloves and herbs. Season with pepper. Reduce heat to medium-heat. Cover and simmer, stirring ocasionally, until chicken is cooked, about 25 minutes. Transfer chicken and half of the garlic to a platter and cover with foil. Remove remaining garlic to a cutting board. Pour broth into skillet and increase heat to a medium-high. Boil scaping of any browned bits from pan bottom into sauce. When broth is reduced, about 5 minutes, add water.
Continue boiling until sauce is reduced to a 1 cup, about 5 min. Peel and mash garlic on cutting board. Whisk garlic into sauce. Remove bay leaves, then drizzle sauce over chicken.
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Last updated: August 28th, 2020
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