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One-Pan Rosemary Garlic Chicken

One-Pan Rosemary Garlic Chicken

Hello there!

My husband and I have officially sold our current home and are set to take possession of our new home (our forever home quite possibly) by the end of week.

To say that we are excited is an understatement.

We are a little stressed by all that moving entails. I am currently in the middle of packing up the kitchen (we have amassed a large assortment of kitchen and baking equipment and gadgets over the last 8 years… and that’s after I Marie Kondo’d our stuff).

Nonetheless, the blog needs content (I skipped last week so I feel guilty).

Today’s post is a chicken recipe for garlic lovers! In particular, tasty (and inexpensive) chicken thighs combined with wonderful fresh garlic along with fragrant rosemary and the bright zing of lemon.

It’s a no-fuss recipe that uses few ingredients, but creates rich, scrumptious flavours.

It’s lovely paired with a side of rice (I used a wild rice blend if you’re wondering from the pictures) and a quick roasted asparagus for a complete, healthy meal.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for One-Pan Rosemary Garlic Chicken!

Rosemary garlic chicken, roasted asparagus, and wild rice on a white plate.

Before you start cooking, here are two helpful tips:

  • Make sure you use a large skillet/pan with a lid. You’ll need a fitted lid to finish cooking the chicken.
  • Prepare all the ingredients before you start cooking. Take out all the ingredients and measure, chop, juice, etc. before you start cooking.
    • You’ll know that you actually have all the ingredients you need for this recipe if you do this.
    • Also, this helps prevent the potential for overcooking or burning ingredients (you’re not running around trying to find ingredients or prep them).

How do you make this chicken recipe?

Diced onions, quartered garlic cloves, lemon zest, half lemon, and minced fresh rosemary on a green cutting board.

Prepare your ingredients such as quartering your garlic cloves, dicing the onions, mincing the rosemary, and zesting (and juicing) the lemon.

Full ingredients amounts and complete instructions in the recipe card down below.

Six browned chicken thighs on a light green plate.

Pat the chicken thighs dry with paper towels and salt and pepper each side of the chicken. Melt butter in a pan and brown both sides of the chicken thighs. Remove onto a plate.

Sautéed garlic and onions and minced rosemary in a large blue pan.

Sautéed garlic and onions in the pan until light golden-brown in colour. Add rosemary. Deglaze the pan with chicken broth.

Six rosemary garlic chicken thighs covered with a garlic and chicken broth sauce in a large blue pan.

Return the chicken back to the pan along with the more chicken broth, lemon juice, and zest. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes until the chicken is fully cooked through.

Overhead view of two white plates containing rosemary garlic chicken thighs, roasted asparagus, and wild rice.

Plate the chicken thighs and spoon over with the garlic sauce. Serve with the sides of your choice (like rice and roasted asparagus). Best served immediately.

A closeup view of rosemary garlic chicken thighs on a white plate with asparagus and wild rice.

Looking for more delicious chicken dishes? Take a look at these four!

A white plate containing rosemary garlic chicken, roasted asparagus, and wild rice.

This one-pan chicken recipe:

  • Is delicious and savoury: Tender, juicy garlic rosemary chicken is just so tasty!
  • Is quick and easy to make: It’s all made in one-pan and in only 30 minutes.
  • Uses simple ingredients: The ingredients are (probably) easy to find at the grocery store or perhaps in your kitchen pantry and refrigerator already.
  • Is great to make for a quick weeknight dinner or on a lazy day.
  • Is gluten-free too.

I hope you try this garlic chicken! If you do, please leave me a rating and comment down below or tag me on any of my social media. I’m @yay_for_food on Instagram. Please share your recipe pictures!

Two rosemary garlic chicken thighs, roasted asparagus, and wild rice on a white plate.
One-Pan Rosemary Garlic Chicken

One-Pan Rosemary Garlic Chicken

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A garlic lover’s delight! This easy, one-pan chicken recipe features the bright flavour of lemon and earthy notes of rosemary to complement the unique taste of sautéed garlic. Make it in under 30 minutes for a delicious weeknight meal.


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (1 lb.)
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 10 garlic cloves, peeled and quartered
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ cup chicken broth (low sodium), divided
  • 1 tbsp (heaping) fresh rosemary, minced
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lemon wedges


  1. Using a paper towel, dry chicken thighs. Generously salt and pepper both sides of the chicken.
  2. In a large skillet at medium-high heat, add butter and swirl the pan to allow the butter melt.
  3. Place the chicken thighs in a single layer in the pan and brown the chicken on both sides, about 2-3 minutes on each side. Move them onto a plate and set aside.
  4. Add the garlic and onion to the pan and sauté (using a wooden spoon) at medium-high heat until light golden-brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  5. Pour in ¼ cup of chicken broth and add the rosemary, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pan to remove/dissolve any brown bits.
  6. Return the chicken to the pan along with the remaining ¼ cup of chicken broth, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Bring the broth to a boil before reducing to a simmer.
  7. Cover with a lid and cook for an additional 10-12 minutes until the chicken is cooked through (internal temperature is 165 degrees F).
  8. Plate the chicken thighs along with lemon wedges and spoon over the garlic sauce. Serve with sides of your choice (such as rice and roasted asparagus).


  • Nutritional information represents one serving (two rosemary garlic chicken thighs) for a total of three servings.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 443Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 283mgSodium: 511mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 56g

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Saturday 25th of May 2019

I made this dish tonight. It was delicious! Even my picky son liked it. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Marie | Yay! For Food

Sunday 26th of May 2019

You're welcome Kim! I'm glad that you and your son liked it!


Sunday 28th of April 2019

This chicken dish looks so delicious and easy to make. Perfect for busy weeknights when I want ot put something quick on the table. Looks delicious!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Sunday 28th of April 2019

Thank you Erin!


Sunday 28th of April 2019

This looks amazing! Chicken, rosemary, and garlic - great flavor combination!

Marie | Yay! For Food

Sunday 28th of April 2019

Thanks Marie!


Friday 29th of March 2019

Beautiful. Love the ingredients, but especially the amount of garlic!! Have fun in your new home. That’s exciting.

Marie | Yay! For Food

Saturday 30th of March 2019

Thank you so much! We are enjoying our new home! 😊


Thursday 21st of March 2019

How much garlic?

Marie | Yay! For Food

Thursday 21st of March 2019

Sorry! I've updated the recipe to add in the garlic amount.

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