Roasted Chicken Thighs with Garlic Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 21, 2022
Roasted Chicken Thighs with Garlic Recipe

How To Make Roasted Chicken Thighs with Garlic

Crispy chicken skin and juicy thighs in a bed of herbal, garlicky pan sauce, this roasted chicken thighs recipe is truly mouthwatering.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 2tbspsolive oil
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 30garlic clovespeeled (from 2 heads)
  • salt
  • black pepperfreshly ground
  • 6largechicken thighsbone-in, skin-on , trimmed of excess skin
  • 2tspsfresh rosemaryfinely minced
  • 2tspsfresh thymefinely minced
  • ¾tspcornstarch
  • cuplow-sodium chicken broth
  • 1tbspfresh lemon juice
  • 1tbspfresh parsleyminced , optional


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Heat olive oil and butter in a large oven-proof skillet or saute pan over medium heat.

  2. Add garlic and cook, turning occasionally until lightly browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer garlic to a plate, leave oil in pan.

  3. Dab skin side of chicken thighs well with paper towels to dry. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper.

  4. Increase burner heat to medium-high and add chicken to skillet, skin side down (cover pan with a splatter screen if you have one). Cook until browned, about 5 to 6 minutes, then remove from heat.

  5. Season chicken thighs with 1 tsp each thyme an rosemary, then flip so skin side is upright and season with 1 tsp each thyme and rosemary.

  6. Scatter garlic cloves around chicken. Roast in preheated oven until skin is crispy and center registers 165, about 20 minutes.

  7. In a small bowl whisk together chicken broth and cornstarch. Transfer chicken and garlic to a plate, then bring drippings in skillet to a simmer over medium heat.

  8. Add broth mixture to drippings, and cook whisking constantly, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice.

  9. Add some of the pan sauce to individual plates then top with a chicken and garlic cloves. Sprinkle with parsley.


  • Calories: 928.71kcal
  • Fat: 70.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 19.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.42g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 30.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 13.47g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.34g
  • Fiber: 0.94g
  • Sugar: 0.37g
  • Protein: 61.85g
  • Cholesterol: 362.27mg
  • Sodium: 981.24mg
  • Calcium: 78.07mg
  • Potassium: 877.46mg
  • Iron: 3.21mg
  • Vitamin A: 113.32µg
  • Vitamin C: 10.48mg
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