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Chicken Recipe

French Garlic Chicken

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French Garlic Chicken

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French garlic chicken, also known as “Poulet à l’Ail,” is a classic French dish that epitomizes rustic simplicity and bold flavors.


• 2 1/2 to 3 lbs bone-in, skin-on chicken, thighs, drumsticks, or leg quarters

• 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil

• Sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste

• 3 medium shallots, thinly sliced

• 20 to 25 garlic cloves, whole

• small bunch fresh thyme

• 3 to 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

• 1/2 cup chicken broth

• 1/2 cup white wine, such as chardonnay or pinot grigio


Preparing for the Recipe:

• Since this French garlic chicken recipe comes together in no time, you’ll want to start by preheating the oven to 400°F/204°C.

• Next, prepare a large casserole dish for roasting. Use to line the inside of the pan. It is high quality and safe to use for cooking, making the foil my go-to in the kitchen. It makes for easier cleanup, too.

Seasoning the Chicken:

• Thinly slice the shallots, then spread them evenly on the bottom of your casserole pan. Add about half of the whole garlic cloves. Sprinkle the fresh thyme and rosemary evenly.

• Place the chicken on top of the shallots and garlic. Drizzle generously with avocado or olive oil on both sides. Next, season generously all over with salt and ground black pepper.

• Arrange the seasoned chicken skin side up in the casserole. Sprinkle more fresh thyme over the top and add the remaining garlic cloves in between the chicken pieces.

• Pour the chicken broth and white wine along the edges of the pan. Try not to pour it over the chicken, as this will rinse away the seasonings.

• Need a substitute for white wine? Squeeze the juice of 1 lemon into a measuring cup, then add chicken broth until you have ½ cup.

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