AIP Crockpot Garlic Chicken Recipe
You don’t have to wait for fall to break out the slow cooker. This AIP crockpot garlic chicken recipe is a great call for hot summer days.
Put Your Slow Cooker to Work
It seems like fall is peak season for the versatile slow cooker, but I think only using it during the cold months is doing yourself a disservice.
I can’t think of anyone who looks forward to cranking up the oven on a hot summer day. Grilling can be an alternative, but weather conditions aren’t always conducive to cooking outside.
Enter the slow cooker.
You can use your slow cooker regardless of what the weather is like, and it gives you some flexibility to work on other things while your dinner cooks.
This AIP crockpot garlic chicken recipe is probably best made on a weekend, however, because it only requires three hours of cooking.
You don’t want to let it go all day while you’re at work because you’ll come home to chicken that’s drier than the Sahara.
It’s definitely weekend fare, but that doesn’t mean you have to hover over it with a spoon either. Once you’ve browned the chicken and placed your ingredients in the slow cooker, you can set a timer and go about your business. Win!
How I Made This AIP
One of the other things I like about this recipe is that it’s really simple. You’re not going to break the bank or run to several different stores looking for wonky ingredients.
Nope, you just need chicken thighs, olive oil, garlic, chicken broth, and salt. Chives are optional.
You probably have most of that at home right now.
But just because this recipe is prepared simply doesn’t mean that every garlic chicken dish is.
Other versions include flour, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and heavy cream. Since this AIP version skips the gluten and dairy it won’t be as creamy, but the mountain of garlic cloves guarantees a flavorful outcome.
Dairy Substitutes for AIP
Many people think they’ll be just fine without dairy, and then realize how many recipes actually contain milk. Others start feeling faint at the idea of giving up cheese.
It is true that you should avoid dairy during the elimination phase of AIP. It’s also true that many people are sensitive to dairy and should probably avoid it entirely.
So what do you do?
Check out these genius AIP substitutions for dairy. It may not be exactly like the real thing, but it just might help you survive your diet.
These slow-cooked chicken thighs are cooked in a broth with a mountain of garlic cloves.
- 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) of olive oil
- 4 chicken thighs (with skin on) (600 g)
- 1 head of garlic (approx. 10 cloves)
- 1 1/2 cups (360 ml) of chicken broth, warmed
- Chopped fresh chives, to garnish
- Add the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken to the skillet and brown, skin-side down, until golden and crispy.
- Peel and halve all the garlic cloves. Add the garlic cloves and warmed chicken broth to the crockpot. Use tongs to remove the browned chicken thighs from the skillet and transfer them to the crockpot, placing them skin-side up, with the chicken broth and garlic cloves.
- Cook the chicken thighs on high for 3 hours or on low for 4 to 5 hours.
- Season the chicken with salt, to taste, and serve garnished with chopped fresh chives. The softened garlic cloves can be served with the chicken if desired.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 245
- Sugar: 0 g
- Fat: 18 g
- Carbohydrates: 3 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 16 g