Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken

Dive into the aromatic world of flavors with this simple yet exquisite Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken. Perfect for a cozy dinner or a special gathering, this dish celebrates the harmonious blend of garlic and herbs, infusing the chicken with irresistible flavors.

Even if you’re new to the kitchen, this recipe promises a delightful culinary adventure with straightforward steps and professional tips.

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 15 minutes
  • Cooking: 50 minutes
  • Total: 65 minutes

Serving Size

  • This recipe serves 4 people.


  • 4 large chicken breasts, bone-in and skin-on
  • 20 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Preparation:
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    • Rinse the chicken breasts under cold water and pat them dry with paper towels. This helps the skin crisp up in the oven.
  2. Seasoning the Chicken:
    • In a large bowl, mix olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, rosemary, thyme, salt, and black pepper.
    • Add the chicken breasts to the bowl and rub the mixture all over them, ensuring they’re well-coated.
  3. Cooking the Garlic:
    • In a large oven-proof skillet or roasting pan, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Add the garlic cloves and cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until they start to brown slightly.
  4. Roasting:
    • Add the seasoned chicken breasts to the skillet, placing them skin-side up.
    • Roast in the preheated oven for 45-50 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is golden and crisp. The internal temperature should reach 165°F (75°C).
  5. Serving:
    • Let the chicken rest for 5-10 minutes before serving. This allows the juices to redistribute, ensuring your chicken will be moist and flavorful.
    • Serve the chicken with the roasted garlic on the side and a garnish of fresh herbs if desired.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

Calories370 kcal
Protein35 g
Fat22 g
Saturated Fat6 g
Carbohydrates8 g
Fiber1 g
Sugar2 g
Cholesterol95 mg
Sodium320 mg

Enjoy your savory and tender Roasted Garlic Clove Chicken, a dish sure to impress with its rich flavors and juicy texture. Perfect for a family dinner or a special occasion, it’s a delightful way to elevate your cooking game!