Garlic Roasted Chicken Recipe - A Flavorful French Delight

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Garlic Roasted Chicken Recipe - A Flavorful French Delight
Region / culture: France | Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 1 hour 45 minutes | Servings: 6


Garlic Roasted Chickken
Garlic Roasted Chickken

Garlic Roasted Chicken is a delicious and flavorful dish that is perfect for a family dinner or special occasion. The combination of garlic, cheese, mustard, and herbs creates a mouthwatering flavor that will have everyone coming back for seconds.


The origins of Garlic Roasted Chicken can be traced back to traditional European cooking techniques. The use of garlic and herbs to season and flavor meats has been a common practice for centuries. This recipe puts a modern twist on a classic dish, making it a popular choice for home cooks and food enthusiasts alike.


How to prepare

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
  2. In a bowl, combine the cheese, garlic, mustard, and herbs.
  3. Loosen the skin from the breast of the chicken and spread the mixture under the skin and inside the cavity.
  4. Place the chicken on a rack set in a roasting pan and loosely cover it with foil.
  5. Roast for 1 hour. Then, remove the foil and continue roasting for an additional 45 minutes or until the chicken is done.
  6. Garnish with basil.
  7. This recipe makes 6 servings.


  • Add lemon zest to the cheese mixture for a citrusy twist.
  • Use different herbs such as rosemary or thyme for a unique flavor profile.
  • Substitute the cheese with goat cheese or feta for a tangy twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to loosen the skin from the chicken breast before spreading the cheese mixture underneath. This will help the flavors penetrate the meat and keep it moist during roasting.

- Covering the chicken with foil during the first part of the roasting process will help to lock in moisture and prevent the skin from burning.

- Garnish the finished dish with fresh basil for a pop of color and added freshness.

Serving Suggestions

Garlic Roasted Chicken pairs well with roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh green salad.

Cooking Techniques

Roasting the chicken at a moderate temperature allows the flavors to develop slowly and evenly. This results in a juicy and tender final product.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have dijon mustard on hand, you can use regular mustard or honey mustard as a substitute.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the cheese mixture and stuff the chicken ahead of time. Simply cover and refrigerate until ready to roast.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the Garlic Roasted Chicken on a platter garnished with fresh herbs and lemon wedges for a beautiful presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Garlic Roasted Chicken 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 oven at 350°F (177°C) until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Garlic Roasted Chicken contains approximately 280 calories.


Each serving of Garlic Roasted Chicken contains approximately 2 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of Garlic Roasted Chicken contains approximately 12 grams of fat.


Each serving of Garlic Roasted Chicken contains approximately 30 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Garlic Roasted Chicken is a good source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, iron, and potassium.


This recipe contains dairy (cheese) and mustard, which may be allergens for some individuals.


Garlic Roasted Chicken is a protein-rich dish that is relatively low in carbohydrates and calories. It provides essential vitamins and minerals, making it a nutritious choice for a balanced meal.


Garlic Roasted Chicken is a flavorful and satisfying dish that is perfect for any occasion. With a few simple ingredients and easy preparation, you can create a delicious meal that will impress your family and friends. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was hooked. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my friend Rose for a backyard barbecue. As I walked into her kitchen, the savory aroma of garlic and roasted chicken filled the air, making my mouth water.

Rose greeted me with a smile and a plate of steaming hot garlic roasted chicken. I took one bite and instantly fell in love with the flavors dancing on my taste buds. I begged her for the recipe, and to my delight, she graciously shared it with me.

Over the years, I have made my own tweaks and adjustments to the recipe, adding my own special touch to make it truly my own. But the essence of the dish remains the same - juicy, tender chicken infused with garlic and herbs, roasted to perfection.

The key to a successful garlic roasted chicken lies in the marinade. I start by crushing a handful of garlic cloves and mixing them with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a medley of fresh herbs from my garden - rosemary, thyme, and oregano.

I like to let the chicken marinate for at least a few hours, allowing the flavors to meld and infuse the meat. The longer it marinates, the more flavorful and tender the chicken will be.

Once the chicken has had time to soak up all the delicious flavors, I preheat the oven and transfer the chicken to a roasting pan. I like to place some sliced lemons and whole garlic cloves around the chicken, adding an extra layer of flavor and aroma to the dish.

I pop the pan into the oven and let the chicken roast, basting it with the pan juices every so often to ensure it stays moist and tender. The smell of garlic and herbs fills my kitchen, drawing my family to the table with eager anticipation.

As the chicken roasts, I prepare a side of roasted vegetables to accompany the dish. I chop up some bell peppers, zucchini, and red onion, toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and spread them out on a baking sheet.

I slide the vegetables into the oven alongside the chicken, letting them roast until they are caramelized and tender. The vibrant colors and flavors of the vegetables complement the garlic roasted chicken perfectly, creating a well-rounded and satisfying meal.

When the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, I remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes before slicing into juicy, succulent pieces. The garlic-infused juices pool on the cutting board, beckoning me to drizzle them over the chicken for an extra burst of flavor.

I plate the chicken alongside the roasted vegetables, garnishing the dish with a sprinkle of fresh herbs and a squeeze of lemon juice. The colors and aromas of the meal are a feast for the senses, and I can't wait to dig in and savor every mouthful.

As my family gathers around the table, their eyes light up at the sight of the garlic roasted chicken. They eagerly reach for their forks, their mouths watering in anticipation. With each bite, they savor the tender meat, the subtle hint of garlic, and the burst of fresh herbs.

As we eat, we share stories and laughter, enjoying each other's company and the delicious meal before us. The garlic roasted chicken is a hit, disappearing from our plates in a matter of minutes.

As I watch my loved ones indulge in the dish, I am filled with a sense of pride and contentment. This recipe has become a staple in our family, a dish that brings us together and creates lasting memories.

And as I sit back and bask in the warm glow of the evening, I can't help but feel grateful for the simple pleasures of good food, good company, and the joy of sharing a delicious meal with the ones we love.


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