Heirloom Garlic Clove Chicken Thighs

Indulge in the rustic charm and robust flavors of Heirloom Garlic Clove Chicken Thighs. This recipe transforms simple ingredients into a gourmet dish that’s sure to impress. Perfect for a cozy family dinner or a special occasion, this dish highlights the aromatic allure of heirloom garlic.

Cooking Time

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Serving Size

  • Serves 4 people


  • 4 large chicken thighs, bone-in, skin-on
  • 10 cloves of heirloom garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth


  1. Preparation of Chicken Thighs:
    • Pat the chicken thighs dry with a paper towel. Season both sides generously with salt and pepper.
    • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Browning the Chicken:
    • Heat the olive oil in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Add the chicken thighs skin-side down and cook until the skin is golden and crisp, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Flip the thighs and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove the chicken and set aside.
  3. Creating the Aromatic Base:
    • Reduce the heat to medium. Add the whole garlic cloves to the same skillet.
    • Sauté the garlic until it starts to brown, about 2 minutes, being careful not to burn it.
    • Add the thyme, rosemary, and chicken broth. Stir to combine and scrape any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  4. Baking the Dish:
    • Return the chicken thighs to the skillet, skin-side up.
    • Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked and the juices run clear.
  5. Final Touches:
    • Let the chicken rest for a few minutes before serving.
    • Optionally, you can broil the chicken for 2-3 minutes at the end for an extra-crispy skin.

Nutritional Info (per serving)

Calories350 kcal
Protein25 g
Fat27 g
Carbohydrates2 g
Sodium200 mg
Cholesterol80 mg

Savor the depth of flavor and the tender, succulent texture of these Heirloom Garlic Clove Chicken Thighs. This dish pairs wonderfully with a side of roasted vegetables or a simple salad. Enjoy your culinary creation!