Easy, Oven-Roasted French Garlic Chicken (video)

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One of my all-time favorite chicken recipes! Easy, oven-roasted French garlic chicken, made with garlic, shallots, thyme, rosemary, and white wine. This recipe is sponsored by Reynolds Wrap®. Reynolds Wrap® is a staple in my kitchen, and makes prepping, cooking, and cleanup easier so I get to spend more time with my family enjoying this delicious dish.

You’ll fall in love with this easy chicken recipe from the first bite! The aroma alone is mouthwatering! Enjoy it with a side dish of your choosing – pasta, rice, mashed potatoes, or potato gratin.

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Ingredients & Supplies for the Recipe

Here are the main ingredients you’ll need to prepare this roasted chicken at home. Find the full list of ingredients with measurements in the printable recipe card below.

  • Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil – this strong and durable foil is perfect for cooking heavier foods since you don’t have to worry about it ripping or tearing.
  • Bone-in, Skin-on Chicken: chicken drumsticks, thighs, or leg quarters will all work great for this recipe. Chicken breast with the skin on will also work.
  • Garlic: the more, garlic the better for this dish! I serve the roasted garlic with the chicken.
  • Fresh Thyme & Rosemary: fresh herbs are a must for this dish. They add an incredible amount of flavor and aroma.
  • White Wine: the acidity from the wine helps balance out the richness of the dish. I like to use a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio.
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Preparing the Casserole Pan

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

Next, prepare a large casserole dish for roasting. Use Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil 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.

How to Make French Garlic Chicken

Now, for putting together this easy chicken recipe.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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Roasting Instructions for Chicken

Roast the chicken uncovered at 400°F/204°C for approximately 1 hour, until the chicken skin is golden and crispy. The internal temperature should reach 165°F/74°C. For extra crispy and darker skin, turn on your oven broiler for the last 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove the chicken from the oven and use a spoon to pour the resulting pan sauce over the chicken, keeping the skin hydrated.

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Side Dish Suggestions

This easy French garlic chicken pairs will with a variety of side dishes. Mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, potato gratin, pasta or even rice. Prepare your side dish while the chicken is roasting. Check out some of my recipe ideas:

For serving, spoon some of the pan sauce and the roasted garlic and shallots over each piece of chicken.

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Easy, Oven-Roasted French Garlic Chicken (video)

15 minutes prep + 1 hour cook
4 servings
Easy, oven-roasted French Garlic Chicken with white wine. The best and easiest chicken recipe ever! You'll love it!

Ingredients 

  • 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

Instructions

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 Reynolds Wrap® Heavy Duty Foil 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.

Roasting Instructions:

  • Roast the chicken uncovered at 400°F/204°C for approximately 1 hour, until the chicken skin is golden and crispy. The internal temperature should reach 165°F/74°C. For extra crispy and darker skin, turn on your oven broiler for the last 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken from the oven and use a spoon to pour the resulting pan sauce over the chicken, keeping the skin hydrated.
  • This easy French garlic chicken pairs will with a variety of side dishes. Mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, potato gratin, pasta or even rice. Prepare your side dish while the chicken is roasting.