Garlic Chicken I Recipe - Flavorful & Easy to Make

Garlic Chicken I

Garlic Chicken I Recipe - Flavorful & Easy to Make
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 4


Garlic Chicken I
Garlic Chicken I

Garlic Chicken I is a flavorful and aromatic dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The combination of garlic, rosemary, and olive oil creates a delicious marinade for the chicken, resulting in a tender and juicy dish that is sure to please your taste buds.


Garlic Chicken has been a popular dish in many cultures for centuries. The use of garlic as a seasoning dates back to ancient times, and its strong flavor adds depth and complexity to many dishes. This particular recipe combines the classic flavors of garlic and rosemary with tender chicken thighs for a delicious and satisfying meal.


How to prepare

  1. Place the chicken between sheets of plastic wrap and pound it to a thickness of 0.5 inches. Season it with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, combine the oil, garlic cloves, 8 sprigs of rosemary, and smashed garlic.
  3. Cook over medium to low heat until the garlic is golden, pressing the garlic and rosemary to release flavor, about 2 minutes.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, remove and discard the flavorings.
  5. Place the cooked chicken in the skillet and cook over medium to high heat, turning it, until it is cooked through and golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes.
  6. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, add the minced garlic and stir to coat the chicken pieces.
  7. Garnish with the remaining rosemary and serve with fresh steamed vegetables for a delicious and healthy dinner.


  • Add lemon juice or zest for a citrusy twist.
  • Substitute chicken breasts for chicken thighs for a leaner option.
  • Add red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Pound the chicken to an even thickness to ensure even cooking.

- Use fresh rosemary for the best flavor, but dried rosemary can be substituted if necessary.

- Be careful not to overcook the chicken, as it can become dry and tough.

- Adjust the amount of garlic to suit your personal taste preferences.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the Garlic Chicken I with steamed vegetables, rice, or a side salad for a complete meal.

Cooking Techniques

Searing the chicken in a hot skillet helps to lock in the juices and create a crispy exterior.

Ingredient Substitutions

Canola oil or vegetable oil can be used in place of olive oil.

- Thyme or oregano can be substituted for rosemary.

Make Ahead Tips

The chicken can be marinated in the garlic and rosemary mixture for up to 24 hours before cooking.

Presentation Ideas

Garnish the dish with fresh parsley or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese for added flavor.

Pairing Recommendations

This dish pairs well with a crisp white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop until heated through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

260 per serving


2g per serving


14g per serving


24g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This dish is a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, and iron.


This recipe contains garlic and olive oil, which may be allergens for some individuals.


This dish is a balanced meal that provides a good amount of protein and healthy fats, with a moderate amount of carbohydrates.


Garlic Chicken I is a simple yet flavorful dish that is perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal. With just a few ingredients, you can create a delicious and satisfying dish that is sure to become a family favorite.

How did I get this recipe?

I remember the sense of wonder I felt when I first saw this recipe for Garlic Chicken. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend, Mrs. Jenkins, in her cozy kitchen. Mrs. Jenkins was a fabulous cook, and I always loved watching her work her magic with the pots and pans. On this particular day, she was preparing a mouthwatering dish that filled the air with the heavenly aroma of garlic and herbs.

As I watched Mrs. Jenkins expertly season the chicken with garlic, salt, and pepper, I couldn't help but ask her for the recipe. She smiled and handed me a tattered old recipe card, explaining that she had learned to make Garlic Chicken from her own grandmother many years ago. The card was faded and stained, a testament to the many times it had been used and cherished.

I carefully studied the recipe, taking note of each ingredient and step. Mrs. Jenkins patiently answered my questions and offered tips and tricks she had picked up over the years. I left her house that day with a newfound excitement to try my hand at making Garlic Chicken.

Over the next few weeks, I practiced making the dish, tweaking the recipe here and there to suit my taste. I experimented with different herbs and spices, trying to recreate the delicious flavors that had captivated me that day in Mrs. Jenkins' kitchen. Each time I made Garlic Chicken, the familiar aroma would fill my own kitchen, transporting me back to that warm summer day.

As I perfected the recipe, I began to share it with my family and friends, who raved about the dish and begged for the recipe. I proudly passed on the knowledge I had gained from Mrs. Jenkins, adding my own personal touch to the dish. It became a staple in my own household, a beloved recipe that brought comfort and joy to those who sat around my table.

Years passed, and I continued to make Garlic Chicken, each time remembering the day I first saw the recipe and the sense of wonder that had sparked my passion for cooking. I thought about Mrs. Jenkins and the bond we shared over our love of food and tradition. I realized that recipes are more than just instructions for making a dish – they are a connection to the past, a link to the people and places that have shaped us.

Today, as I stand in my own kitchen, preparing Garlic Chicken for my grandchildren, I am filled with gratitude for the knowledge and experience that has been passed down to me. I think about all the hands that have touched this recipe, all the hearts that have savored its flavors. And I know that as long as there are people who love to cook and share food with others, the tradition of Garlic Chicken will live on, a reminder of the simple joys that bring us together.


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