For delicious, make-ahead, summertime meals, nothing beats a slow cooker. It's the only tool you'll need to transform simple ingredients and lean cuts of meat into filling, flavorful dishes.
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The garlic becomes creamy and mellows as it cooks. Spread it on chunks of crusty French baguette and soak up the fabulous sauce as you enjoy every morsel of this super-tender chicken. If you're tight on time, substitute 3 pounds of chicken pieces rather than cut up the whole chicken. Also, look for garlic cloves that are already peeled.