Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. Juicy and tender chicken thighs pan fried and served with tons of garlic and an amazing sauce! 

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic in a black skillet.

Hi guys! It’s Kelley back from Chef Savvy! Today I am sharing this AMAZING Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic! This is one of my favorite dishes to prepare. Juicy chicken thighs pan fried and served with ton’s of garlic and an amazing sauce.

The chicken get’s nice and crispy on the outside and is incredibly juicy and tender on the inside. After the chicken is pan fried I add flour and milk to the pan to create a quick gravy. It is perfect over the chicken and mashed potatoes!

Serve with a veggie and dinner is on the table in less than an hour!

Cooked chicken close up.

Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

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Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic. Juicy and tender chicken thighs pan fried and served with tons of garlic and an amazing sauce!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings: 8 chicken thighs


  • 8 chicken thighs bone in and skin on
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 40 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • parsley for serving if desired


  • Season chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of butter and 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet.
  • Add half of the chicken thighs to the hot pan skin side down.
  • Sear both sides until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side, set aside.
  • Add the remaining tablespoon of butter and add the remaining chicken thighs and repeat, set aside.
  • Add garlic to the skillet and cook until golden brown, stirring frequently, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add chicken back to the pan and cover.
  • Simmer until the chicken is cooked through about 25-30 minutes.
  • When the chicken is cooked remove from the pan. (Leave the juices in the skillet)
  • In a small bowl combine the flour and milk and add to the juices in the skillet.
  • Whisk until thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately with the sauce.


Serves: 8

Calories336kcal (17%)Carbohydrates8g (3%)Protein21g (42%)Fat24g (37%)Saturated Fat7g (35%)Cholesterol120mg (40%)Sodium181mg (8%)Potassium344mg (10%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A175IU (4%)Vitamin C4.7mg (6%)Calcium42mg (4%)Iron1.2mg (7%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Kelley Simmons

Kelley is the photographer and chef behind Chef Savvy. She has a background in culinary arts and Kelley has always been a foodie. She loves cooking thai food and exploring new restaurants on the East Coast. She resides in Delaware with her dog daisy.

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