Roasted Garlic Chicken Recipe

Roasted Garlic Chicken Recipe

This Roasted Garlic Chicken Recipe is a flavorful, fragrant crowd pleaser. When serving pasta I like to toss the noodles with sauce before serving. Here is an excellent  Spinach Alfredo Sauce that pares well with this Roasted Garlic Chicken Recipe. You can also drizzle the garlic oil to coat the pasta for an easy alternative. I sauté some sliced mushrooms and cherry tomatoes to toss in with the chunks of chicken and pasta. If your sauce seems to be a little bit thick pudding a few tablespoons of hot water ( I use the pasta water) this helps loosen it up just enough for easy serving.

Roasted Garlic Chicken Recipe

Roasted Garlic Chicken

Chef Hanna Maag
Total Time 2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • oven
  • baking sheet
  • saucepan



  • 1 whole chicken quartered or 3 lbs. of favorite chicken
  • ½ cup roasted garlic minced or pated
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper ground
  • 1 tbsp. garlic oil
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 bay leaves



  • Make a brine by combining garlic, salt, pepper, oil, lemon, and bay leaves and marinate chicken for at least 1 hr. in the fridge. Ideally chicken should marinate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Line baking sheet with foil (easy clean up) and place a wire rack on top this will allow airflow all the way around the chicken.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and place on the rack. Bake till the internal temperature reaches 165 °F approximately 45 min.

How to roast garlic the easy way!

  • Place peeled garlic in a small saucepan
  • Submerge in olive oil.
  • Turn on low and simmer till garlic is golden brown and fragrant.
    roasted garlic
  • For this recipe, I like to run it in the blender or food processer to create an oily paste that is perfect for marinating the chicken in.
  • Save the extra oil in the refrigerator for a splash of garlic goodness in any meal!
Keyword bay leaves, chicken, garlic, garlic oil

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