Garlic Butter Baked Chicken is an easy and delicious recipe the whole family will love! Super simple ingredients create the juiciest chicken that melts right in your mouth!
This is one of the best recipes you will try, super simple and so juicy!
Chicken thighs can be cooked in various ways such as grilling, roasting, braising and frying.
Chicken thighs are a very popular type of dark meat chicken.
Chicken thighs are easy to cook and stay moist and juicy when cooked properly. It’s hard to overcook.
Can I use chicken breast in the recipe?
Yes, you can. I suggest using bone in breast as it retains moist and juice than one without bone and will have more flavor. Reduce cooking time by 10 minutes as overcooking breasts can be dry. Don’t forget to brine and marinate them.
How to choose chicken thighs?
Chicken thighs are sold already to cook. This cut comes with bone in and skin on. Choose as fresh as possible by checking the date. Make sure the meat is pink, not slimy and stinky.
How to store chicken thighs?
Raw chicken thighs can be stored in the original package for up to 3 days or depending on the use by date. Always try to buy fresh ones. If you want to freeze them, wrap individually in a plastic wrap of foil. It will keep up to nine months in the freezer.
Cooked chicken thighs will keep up to 2 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container away from raw meat. It also freezes well.
When do you know when chicken thighs are done?
Poke the meat with a skewer. If pan juices come out clear then it’s cooked. If juice is red or pink then it needs more time.
What Are Chicken Thighs?
Chicken thighs are a portion of a chicken that consists of dark meat. The average medium-sized chicken thigh weighs around 90 calories without the skin attached. Chicken thighs are a top choice for those looking for meat with flavor. The thighs taste similar to chicken breasts, but are known for their juicier taste.
How Many Servings Does This Recipe Make?
If you follow this recipe, you will have enough food to serve four people. If you have more than four people in your household, simply double the recipe.
How Long Can You Store the Leftovers?
When you store the Garlic Chicken Thighs in the proper food storage container, you can keep them in your refrigerator for three days. Be sure to eat the chicken thighs within that three-day period.
How Long Will It Take to Prepare the Garlic Chicken Thighs?
It takes a total of 10 minutes to prepare the Garlic Chicken Thighs. Once you prepare them with the proper ingredients, the thighs will need to cook for at least 15 minutes. In less than 30 minutes, you can have a tasty meal that will impress your loved ones.
What to Serve With the Garlic Chicken
The Garlic Chicken is versatile enough to serve with assorted side dishes. You may want to serve these thighs with a side of creamy homemade mashed potatoes. You can prepare the homemade mashed potatoes using russet potatoes, heavy cream, butter, and garlic to go with the flavor of the thighs. If you want to serve a veggie with your meat and potatoes, broccoli, carrots, and corn are three great choices.
If you do not like potatoes or do not want to use them, you have other options. The Garlic Chicken Thighs will taste good with white rice, wild rice, quinoa, and even pasta. You can make a full meal with these thighs and some of your favorite sides.
What Other Types of Herbs Are Good to Use?
You can use a variety of herbs on your chicken when preparing this recipe. Some of the best herbs to use include rosemary, oregano, parsley, and basil. You may also want to use a bit of garlic salt or powder mixed with parsley.
Do You Have to Use Fresh Garlic?
Using fresh minced garlic in this recipe is ideal. However, if you do not have it or are unable to find it in time, you can use minced garlic from a jar. It will still taste good and leave an impeccable flavor on the chicken.
What to Do With the Leftovers
You can reheat the leftovers or even shred it to pieces, and then use it in other recipes. You might want to add it to spaghetti pasta with butter, garlic, and mushroom sauce. You can even use the shredded chicken thighs to make assorted casseroles for your family.
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Garlic Butter Baked Chicken
- Exclusive Garlic Butter Chicken Thighs
- 4 chicken thighs around 325 g / 0.7 pounds, with skin and bone
- Sea salt and black pepper
- 6 garlic cloves finely minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 5 thyme sprigs
- Preheat the oven to 400 F
- Wash and pat dry chicken thighs. Place in a large baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Let marinate for 30 minutes. The brine will help to get juicier chicken.
- Mix garlic, thyme, olive oil and butter together in a small bowl.
- Rub chicken thighs with the mixture.
- Put thyme sprigs around thighs and transfer in the oven.
- Bake for 40 minutes by basting with pan juices halfway through cooking.
- Remove from the oven and serve with mashed potato and pan juices.
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