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Garlic Chicken Made Easy
March 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Do you have a garlic press in your kitchen? If not, I highly suggest adding it to your arsenal of kitchen gadgets. While it might seem like an usual tool, it actually saves a lot of time if you love using garlic like I do.

The garlic press takes whole cloves of garlic and crushes them down into a nice paste. You can add it to anything you are cooking to give flavor the ultimate boost. This takes about half the time it would take to chop and paste garlic by hand. I mean, who has time to do all that knife work for a weekday dinner? Certainly not mean. Plus the clean up is a breeze. Just stick it into the dishwasher. You'll also have the benefit of keeping your hands clean, and not smelling like garlic.

I recently used my garlic press when making a baked garlic chicken dinner. I crushed about four peeled and cleaned garlic cloves then added it to some whisked olive oil, lemon juice, chopped fresh parsley cracked pepper and sea salt. I marinated it for an hour or so before putting the chicken in the oven. The result was flavorful juicy chicken, which I served with brown rice and sautéed veggies. This meal was as simple as it was delicious and I know I will be making it again. 

Moms, what are your favorite garlic inspired meals?

Photo courtesy of Martin Turzak, iStock Photography


  • arpazia
    by arpazia
    March 20, 2013 at 8:24 AM
    Yummy! I do not have a press.
    Garlic.. Chicken, potatoe, steamed veggies, bread... Other stuff too
  • MamaBear2cubs
    March 20, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    I'm not big on garlic but my So would love that!

  • Threes.Company
    March 20, 2013 at 9:20 AM

    I love garlic!  I make a lot of crock pot dishes that call for garlic.  Last night we had garlic roasted asparagus spears as a side.  Yum.

    I have a garlic rocker.  I just got one this February as a V-Day gift (I asked for it!).  :)  I LOVE it.  Saves me so much time.  I got one like this:

  • sukainah
    March 20, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    I don't use garlic a lot but there is a spinach pizza we eat that it's on.

  • 4kidz916
    March 20, 2013 at 9:40 AM

    I have a Pampered Chef garlic press and I love it.  I use it very often.  I think my favorite garlic meal is lemon garlic chicken in the crock pot.  It's so easy and delicious.

  • GwenMB
    by GwenMB
    March 20, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    I usually just buy the jars of garlic & use it that way.  We have a garlic press, but it seems like I never use it right.

    I like to add a little garlic to just about everything.

  • dusky_rose
    March 20, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    I have something that resembles a garlic press in my kitchen. It's old and it just crushes the garlic flat, so that it is easier to chop. I like to use garlic in my chicken stir fry. I probably should invest in a real garlic press.

  • othermom
    March 20, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    Sounds tasty

  • ceciliam
    March 20, 2013 at 9:46 AM

    I make a really good garlic chicken in the calls for an obscene amount of garlic but it's so good!

  • goddess99
    March 20, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Sounds good. We use garlic in alot of dishes.

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