Stewed Chicken and Garlic with Noodles
To peel garlic cloves, set them on a board and place a broad knife or cleaver on top. Then smack down with the heel of your hand, and the clove will split, leaving the skin easy to peel off. Alternatively, drop the cloves into boiling water for 10 seconds and this will loosen the skins.
If liquid reduces too much in step 1, add a bit of water.