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Garlic Chive Chicken Recipe
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Garlic Chive Chicken

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"These flavorful chicken breasts are bathed in a lemony garlic butter. Easy to make, they are great for a light dinner."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Wrap the garlic head in foil, and bake 30 minutes, until cloves are soft. Remove from heat, and cool enough to handle.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add egg noodles and cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  3. Slice off the top of the garlic head, and squeeze the softened cloves into a medium bowl. Mix in the chicken broth, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat the chicken breast halves with flour, and cook in the skillet about 10 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Set chicken aside, retaining skillet juices. Stir in the garlic mixture, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and return chicken to the skillet. Continue cooking the chicken about 5 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove chicken, and arrange on plates over the egg noodles.
  5. Mix the butter into the garlic sauce mixture in the skillet until melted, and stir in the chives. Spoon the sauce over the chicken and egg noodles to serve.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 31, 2006

This was so good! The first time I made it the sauce didn't quite coat all the noodles so we added some extra butter to them. After making this recipe again, I doubled the sauce and it was more than enough to cover all the noodles. 1.5 servings of the sauce may be more appropriate, but it was better to have extra than not enough.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 23, 2011

Yummy, but not over the top amazing. I wanted to try this recipe as written so I could tailor it to our tastes. Having now tried it as written, I would definitely double the sauce (as said in previous reviews). I will also cut the chicken into strips, as I think it would really add to the dish. My favorite bites were those with chicken and noodles. Egg noodles weren't necessary. Use any noodle on hand. I will also thicken the sauce a little next time. Overall, a very enjoyable meal, and I will definitely make this again.


57 Ratings

Apr 15, 2007

This is a simple, flavorful chicken. I used two shortcuts. I skipped the roasted garlic step and just used crushed garlic and I used soup chicken rather than chicken breasts. I would recommend the first shortcut but not the second.

Sep 20, 2008

This was great. I put it over brown rice instead of noodles. I would also recommend doubling the sauce. It was the best part.

May 10, 2004

excellent recipe the whole family loved it

Dec 02, 2009

This was one of the best chicken dishes I've had in a while, and I'm giving this the full 5 stars, but only after my adjustments, which were not major. Most importantly, I used half the amount of chicken, so if you're following the recipe as written, double everything but the chicken, or the sauce will not be sufficient. I cut the raw chicken into bite sized pieces before tossing in flour, and deep fried it until light brown. Everything else I did the same, except I fried the chives in the sauce for a few minutes at the end. This was devoured!

Apr 10, 2006

I just made this for the second time, using the 4 person recipe. It turned out MUCH better using the original quantities than scaling down. If you're cooking for two, just make fewer noodles and only cook 2 chicken breasts. I wish I had taken a picture before we ate because it was really pretty this time, too. Just make sure to plan ahead for the 30 minutes to roast the garlic! Otherwise, the recipe doesn't take long to make at all.

May 05, 2010

This was incredible. The key to this recipe is roasting the garlic. You will not achieve the appropriate flavor without that step.


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  • Calories
  • 477 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 132 mg
  • 44%
  • Fat
  • 19.4 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 3.5 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 31.2 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 287 mg
  • 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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