Pan-Seared Chicken with Garlic Sauce

Pan-Seared Chicken with Garlic Sauce

Baking the garlic cloves brings out their sweet, buttery flavor and provides a rich, flavorful sauce for the chicken.

Oxmoor House JANUARY 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast and 2 tablespoons garlic sauce)
  • Cook time: 13 Minutes
  • Prep time: 8 Minutes


  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 12 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, divided


Preheat oven to 450°.

Combine first 5 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle both sides of chicken with herb mixture.

Heat oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and cook 2 minutes on each side. Add garlic and 3/4 cup broth. Place pan in oven. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until chicken is done and garlic cloves are soft.

Remove pan from oven. Transfer chicken to a platter; keep warm. Add remaining 1/4 cup broth to pan. Mash garlic with a fork. Cook garlic mixture over medium heat 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated; stir. Serve garlic sauce over chicken.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 152
  • Fat: 2.7g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 26.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.7g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 369mg
  • Calories from fat: 16%
  • Fiber: 0.6g
  • Calcium: 37mg

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