Chicken & Garlic with Fresh Herbs Recipe
Chicken & Garlic with Fresh Herbs Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Next Recipe

Chicken & Garlic with Fresh Herbs Recipe

Read Reviews
5 8 8
Publisher Photo
The key to this savory chicken is the combination of garlic and fresh rosemary and thyme. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes or crusty Italian bread. —Jan Valdez, Lombard, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 2 tablespoons brandy or chicken stock
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

Nutritional Facts

1 chicken thigh with 2 tablespoons cooking juices: 203 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 346mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown chicken on both sides. Remove from pan.
  2. Remove skillet from heat; add halved garlic cloves and brandy. Return to heat; cook and stir over medium heat 1-2 minutes or until liquid is almost evaporated.
  3. Stir in stock, rosemary and thyme; return chicken to pan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 6-8 minutes or until a thermometer reads 170°. Sprinkle with chives. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken & Garlic with Fresh Herbs in Simple & Delicious April/May 2015

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

Reviews for Chicken & Garlic with Fresh Herbs

5 Star
4 Star
3 Star
2 Star
1 Star
Please Log In or Join to add a rating and review.
Click stars to rate
Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review
Loading Image
Sort By :
quiltpinky1 User ID: 870678 264445
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2017

"I thought this was a delicious recipe and easy to prepare. I made a couple of changes.. I used chicken breasts instead of thighs as e don't care for thighs and a turned the sauce into a light gravy for my husband by mixing a little flour with chicken broth and it gave the sauce a "zing". Served it over wild rice with the gravy.. Yummy!!"

milltownt User ID: 1064713 263546
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2017

"We had guest over and doubled the recipe. Turned out great."

bendercomm User ID: 245175 261528
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2017

"Absolutely delicious! My entire family loved it."

Pookie72 User ID: 8446248 261379
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2017

"Absolutely delicious!! Definitely a keeper, kind of put me in the mind of a high end chicken dish but was so easy!! I basted the chicken with the juices with a spoon while it was simmering. If you like garlic, you will definitely like this dish."

Beema User ID: 446601 260559
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2017

"This was reprinted in the Feb/Mar 2017 issue of ToH, and I'm glad I spotted it. Easy to cut in half, and was a snap to make. As another reviewer suggested, I also spooned the juices over the chicken, an absolute must to get the full benefit of the flavors. I omitted the chives."

mrspastor61 User ID: 4813148 245523
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2016

"It was excellent. Very flavorful. I had to use bone in chicken and cooked it for about 30 min covered and then took the cover off to reduce the liquid some. We will definitely have this again. Thank you."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 241698
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"Loved this! Easy. Spooning the broth over the chicken is a must. I didn't think to do that until I was putting the leftovers away. The broth had a wonderful flavor. I used fresh herbs because I had some I needed to use up."

yoshismokey User ID: 8387328 226802
Reviewed May. 23, 2015

"Perfect weeknight meal!"

Loading Image