Baked Garlic Chicken


baked garlic chicken

This baked garlic chicken recipe has FAST become one of our favorite ways to eat chicken in our house right now.  It has the most wonderful garlic flavor that’s not too overpowering but you can taste it in every bite.

I initially made this with absolutely zero expectation that my kids would eat it.  After I dipped the chicken in the warm oil with garlic there was no mistaking the garlic ~” whewee!” I thought to myself.

But what a lovely surprise after the chicken came out of the oven.  It wasn’t nearly as garlicy as I thought it would be.  BOTH my kids liked it.  We know how rare that can be, especially with my daughter.

What I love the most about this chicken recipe is the chicken comes out so crispy you would think it was fried, but it isn’t.  There’s a secret.  Wanna know what it is?

It all starts by infusing some olive oil with garlic.  Warm the oil and add the garlic, stirring just until you can smell it.  About 30 seconds to 1 minute is all it should take.


Take the skillet off the stove and dip the chicken in it covering both sides.


I have a little tip for you to make your breading process easier.  I learned this trick from all people an old boyfriend named Greg.  Instead of using a bowl, sprinkle some breadcrumbs on a paper towel.  Put the chicken on top (and sprinkle a little more if you’d like) and then bring up the sides of the paper town to kind of ‘flip’ the breadcrumbs onto the chicken and use the paper towel to press it down.  This way your hands don’t get all gooped up!  Genius, right?

So anyway, dip the chicken in a mixture of breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese using the paper towel method or a shallow bowl.  Click here if for my recipe for homemade breadcrumbs .


And finally, drizzle a little bit of melted butter over the chicken and bake it for about 20 minutes.

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And it really comes out as crispy as this, I promise!

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  • 2 Organic Chicken Breasts
  • 3 tsp Organic Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs, preferably homemade
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Parmesan Cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 Tbsp Organic Butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 425
  2. Slice the chicken breasts in half long ways to thin them out.
  3. Place a cutlet between wax paper and pound gently with a mallet slightly to even the breasts out. This ensures the chicken will cook evenly
  4. Combine the bread crumbs and the parm cheese and put them in a shallow bowl
  5. Add the olive oil to a large skillet and “warm” the garlic. This shouldn’t take more than 30 sec to 1 min. As soon as you ‘smell’ garlic swirl it around with a spoon and take it off the heat
  6. Take each chicken breast and dip it in the oil, then in the breadcrumbs
  7. Put the chicken in a shallow baking dish and drizzle it with 2 Tbsp of melted butter.
  8. Bake for approx 20 min or until juices run clear

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I use all organic ingredients whenever possible, and hope you do too!  🙂

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  1. I used chicken tenders instead of breast as a shortcut and they tasted amazing! Love the recipe, but I don’t think I’ll drizzle with melted butter next time. The breadcrumbs turned out slightly soggy (but still delicious). The warmed garlic is such a clever idea.

  2. Robert W. Butler says:

    What is the nutrition information for the Baked Garlic Chicken?

  3. Anonymous says:

    I made this recipe tonight my children and husband loved it! My children are the pickiest eaters and they asked for seconds.

  4. I made the garlic parmasean noodles about a week ago for my boyfriend and they were such a hit! Trying out the chicken tonight, and of course serving it with the garlic Parm noodles. Can’t wait to see how it comes out! Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipes!!

  5. Okay. I have never added a comment to a recipe found online, but this and the Parmesan Garlic Noodles are such a great meal. My son even put it on top of his long time favorite pasta dish I make. AND most importantly I did not feel the need to change it up in any way! So glad I found it. =)

  6. This sounds easy and delicious. I much prefer chicken thighs to breasts so I will make the substitution. BTW, what is “organic” parmesan cheese? I don’t believe you can buy real parmesan that is organic.

    • Hi Richard! This is another recipe I seem to make all the time. It’s just so easy and it really is good. I said organic parm b/c sometimes people don’t buy the block of parm cheese and get it already shredded. Organic Valley and Horizon are 2 of the manufacturers that make organic parm cheese pregrated, meaning it comes from cows that don’t have rBgh or hormones added to their diets. I hope that helps!

      • Rita Spangler says:

        Great to know…..I will look for the Organic Valley & Horizon….i do buy the Horizon butter…

  7. Loved this recipe!

  8. Found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to try it out. So I’m trying to limit my carbs, specifically wheat products (don’t worry I’m not paleo) so I coated with a blend of crushed cornflakes and cornmeal. I added about 1/4 tsp minced garlic to the melted butter (like it wasn’t galicky enough), This will be remade.

  9. So glad you stumbled over! 🙂


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