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Chicken with Garlic Sauce

"Wow" is sure to be the unanimous response from guests after their first bite of this moist herb chicken with garlic sauce. I received this recipe from my brother, and we were surprised at how savory the sauce is. —Paula Bolt, Eden Prairie, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or .4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 20 garlic cloves, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1-1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine 2 tablespoons flour, rosemary, sage, salt and pepper; add chicken. Seal bag and shake to coat. In a large nonstick skillet, brown chicken in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat for 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to an 8-in. square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in the same skillet, saute the garlic, onion and red pepper flakes in remaining oil until onion is tender and garlic begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in wine or broth; bring to a boil. Boil until wine is reduced by half, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Stir in chicken broth; bring to a boil. Boil until broth is reduced by half, about 7-8 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Combine butter and remaining flour; whisk into skillet. Return to heat. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until sauce thickens. Serve warm over chicken breasts. Sprinkle with parsley.
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  • Mary Katherine Schober
    Mar 25, 2011

    This chicken is amazing! It's easy and flavor-filled. I made one change: I used 9-10 garlic cloves, minced instead of sliced. I think that evened the flavor out better. The rosemary gives a unique flavor that some may not like, but I did!Oh, and I had no sage, so I omitted it, and it was fine

  • heidi186
    Oct 17, 2010

    We really didn't seem to enjoy this recipe. Even though it had so much garlic, you couldn't really get a garlic taste without biting into one of the slices of garlic. It seemed kind of plain. Perhaps if the garlic were roasted, it would make a difference. Made a very pretty presentation, however.

  • Erika1982
    Nov 16, 2009

    loved it. Made it with pinot grigio, delicious!!!

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