Garlic Chicken

A favorite recipe growing up • Quick, easy and fantastic

Active time: 20 minutes • Total time: 1 hour

Posted on Nov 24, 2015 by Jack McCann
Tags: recipes chicken breast thigh


  • 3 + cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (virgin oil is best for this)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (panko bread crumbs would be fun to use)
  • 1/2 cup aged cheddar cheese, grated1/4 c. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Chicken pieces as desired (If unsure try 4-6 breasts or 6-8 thighs)


  • Smash garlic with the flat edge of a chef knife to loosen the paper peel.
  • Remove peel and then chop garlic into smallish pieces (doesn’t have to be perfect) Combine garlic and oil.
  • Recommended, but optional: cook in a small sauce pan on low for 5-10 min – stop if garlic begins to brown and allow to cool before touching the oil!
  • Mix bread crumbs, cheeses, salt and pepper.
  • Dip chicken in oil, then dip it in the crumb mixture and place in shallow baking dish.
  • Pretty sure after all the chicken was ready, grandma always poured the extra oil into the pan... yum!
  • Bake uncovered at 350 degrees until done (about 30-45 or when breasts are at 165, thighs at 170).
  • Baking time will depend on size of chicken pieces, so check frequently.
  • You could always broil at the end if the chicken is done but you’d like a more golden brown finish.

Make some garlic mashed or roasted potatoes and steamed spinach for side dishes.

If your parmesan comes in a can, try buying some authentic aged cheese from the cheese counter and grate it using a Microplane, the best grating tool ever!

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