40 Clove Garlic Chicken

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This easy weeknight chicken recipe is made in just one pan with 40 cloves of garlic and a whole lot of flavor.

This easy weeknight chicken recipe is made in just one pan with 40 cloves of garlic and a whole lot of flavor.

Don’t let the 40 cloves of garlic intimidate you. Once you roast garlic, the garlic actually takes on a more buttery and mild flavor compared to raw garlic. And if you’re worried about dreaded garlic breath, don’t be. Roasting garlic helps with that, and we have these awesome tips for how to get rid of garlic breath.

Still intimidated knowing you have to peel 40 cloves of garlic? Check out our tips for how to peel garlic or save some time and buy pre-peeled garlic. If you’re looking for another shortcut to this delicious dish, make sure you give our Slow Cooker 40 Cloves of Garlic Chicken a try.

The flavor in this dish are absolutely incredible. When you first read “40 cloves of garlic” I bet you thought it was pungent overkill, but I’m here to tell you it’s perfection. When the garlic cooks with the chicken thighs, it creates a smooth, earthy flavor and moist chicken. Not to mention the aroma in the house will make you want to dive in immediately.

I love to have some bread on hand when making 40 Clove Garlic Chicken so you can spread any remaining garlic cloves onto the bread and dip in the olive oil mixture left in the cast iron pan or make the world’s easiest and Best Garlic Toast. It’s such a treat.

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40 Clove Garlic Chicken

This easy weeknight chicken recipe is made in just one pan with 40 cloves of garlic and a whole lot of flavor.
  • Author: Tawnie Kroll, RDN
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 3 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil,
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, unsalted
  • 40 cloves of garlic
  • 3/4 cup chicken broth, low sodium
  • 1/3 cup white wine
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp. salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Season the chicken generously with salt and pepper. In an oven-safe sauté pan over medium heat, heat 2 Tbsp. olive oil and the butter. Once the oil is hot, sauté the chicken for about 5 minutes on each side and then remove it from the pan and set aside on a plate.
  2. Then, add the remaining tablespoon of oil and garlic cloves to the same pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly softened. Pour the garlic cloves on top of the chicken. Add the wine and broth to the pan you browned the chicken in and let the liquid simmer for 2 minutes. Add the chicken and garlic back to the pan, top with fresh herbs and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

This easy weeknight chicken recipe is made in just one pan with 40 cloves of garlic and a whole lot of flavor. #garlicrecipe #chickenrecipe #chickendinner

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This easy weeknight chicken recipe is made in just one pan with 40 cloves of garlic and a whole lot of flavor. #garlicrecipe #chickenrecipe #chickendinner

Tawnie Kroll

Tawnie Kroll is a California based food blogger and healthy recipe developer. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a lover of cooking and baking! Follow her blog for recipes, healthy living tips and practical scientific evidenced-based advice to help you improve your health and well being.