Recipe: Garlic Chicken

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Chicken when cooked correctly can be a delicious and nutritious meal.  When I was looking to lose weight, I found many of the recipes to be less than desirable.  I think you and your family will love this addition to your night-time rotation.

AuthorChuckH
DifficultyBeginner

This chicken recipe is delicious and healthy. This recipe is one that I really like. It has lots of flavors. I added pepper and paprika to the original recipe. It does will on a bed of rice, mixed vegetables, or pasta.

Garlic Chicken

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time55 mins

Ingredients:

 4 Chicken BreastsI used thin ones - you can pound them or just use the thick ones if you prefer.
 ¼ cup Olive Oil
 36 GarlicFresh
 ¼ cup Parmesian Cheese
 ¼ cup Bread Crumbs - Italian or Hot and Spicy
 ¼ tsp Paprika
 ¼ tsp Black pepper
 ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper - GroundOptional

Directions:

1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2

Heat olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan over low heat until warmed, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer garlic and oil to a shallow bowl.

3

Combine bread crumbs, paprika, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese in a separate shallow bowl.

4

Dip chicken breasts in the olive oil-garlic mixture using tongs; transfer to bread crumb mixture and turn to evenly coat. Transfer coated chicken to a shallow baking dish.

5

Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink and juices run clear, 30 to 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Breast

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 294Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17.2g27%
Saturated Fat 2.4g12%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 91mg31%
Sodium 146mg7%
Potassium 15mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 3.1g2%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g1%
Sugars 0.1g
Protein 31.7g64%

Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin B6 2%
Vitamin B12 0.6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Notes:
  1. This recipe can be made in around 30 minutes.
  2. It is packed full or protein and low in carbohydrates.  
  3. Chicken needs to be thoroughly cooked or you risk salmonella. Make sure you clean all surfaces that the raw chicken touches. I use bleach.

Ingredients

 4 Chicken BreastsI used thin ones - you can pound them or just use the thick ones if you prefer.
 ¼ cup Olive Oil
 36 GarlicFresh
 ¼ cup Parmesian Cheese
 ¼ cup Bread Crumbs - Italian or Hot and Spicy
 ¼ tsp Paprika
 ¼ tsp Black pepper
 ¼ tsp Crushed Red Pepper - GroundOptional

Directions

1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

2

Heat olive oil and garlic in a small saucepan over low heat until warmed, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer garlic and oil to a shallow bowl.

3

Combine bread crumbs, paprika, black pepper, and Parmesan cheese in a separate shallow bowl.

4

Dip chicken breasts in the olive oil-garlic mixture using tongs; transfer to bread crumb mixture and turn to evenly coat. Transfer coated chicken to a shallow baking dish.

5

Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink and juices run clear, 30 to 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Garlic Chicken

This recipe is one that I really like.  It has lots of interesting flavors to your meal.  I added a little crushed black pepper and paprika to the original recipe.  

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About the Author

ChuckH
I am a family physician who has served in the US Army. In 2016, I found myself overweight, out of shape, and unhealthy, so I made a change to improve my health. This blog is the chronology of my path to better health and what I have learned along the way.

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