If you love garlic, you will absolutely love this recipe. Serve it with oven-baked rice for an absolutely no-dishes dinner.
Editor’s Note: We’re always on the lookout for great, easy dinner ideas–especially ones that are one pan and quick and easy. We aim to make it easier for all of you! We learned about this recipe while overhearing a group of ladies discussing it at Polka Dot Boutique in Lakewood. We took their recommendation and tried it out. Thank you to Shaindy of @shayskitch for allowing us to share it with you!
Once you see how simple this is to prep, you’re not going to believe me that it’s actually amazing.
The chicken gets coated simply in flour–you can also do this in a Ziploc bag. We did this right on the cutting board, since we had just used it to chop the chicken anyway.
Coat it really well.
Add all the fresh garlic (if you are a garlic lover like me, raise your hand! You will love this!) to your 9×13 pan and add the chicken on top.
Add the sauce.
Then just mix! You want to make sure the fresh garlic is under the chicken so it gets nice and soft.
This bakes covered for 1 hour.
I recommend serving this with Oven Rice so you really have no pots to clean. BCP has a few favorites along those lines! You can go with a basic Oven Sushi Rice (no need to add vinegar), or go for an all-garlic dinner with our 9×13 Garlic Confit Rice. You also can’t go wrong with the all-time favorite Fabulous Rice. Or, for instructions on how to prepare a variety of grains in the oven, see this post!
Now, for the recipe:
Honey Garlic Confit Chicken
- 2 lbs chicken cutlets, diced
- ¼ cup flour
- ⅓-1 cup fresh garlic cloves
- ⅓ cup oil
- ½ cup honey
- 2 frozen garlic cube or 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- black pepper
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Shake chicken and flour until evenly coated. Add garlic (depending on how much garlic you like!) to a 9×13-inch pan, then add the chicken.
- In a bowl, combine oil, honey, frozen/crushed garlic, soy sauce, and pepper. Pour over chicken. Mix to make sure each piece is coated in the sauce. You also want to bake sure the fresh garlic is under the chicken so it gets as soft as possible. Cover and bake for 1 hour. If garlic is not soft, bake for another half hour. If desired, you can cook uncovered for a bit at the end to give the chicken some color. Serve over rice.