garlic chicken recipes

13 Quick and Easy Garlic Chicken Recipes to Try This Week

Garlic and chicken are undoubtedly one of the most popular flavor combinations in the world! Tender, juicy, succulent chicken and earthy, aromatic garlic form the basis of so many wonderful recipes.

There are almost endless iterations of garlic chicken, from the classic garlic chicken kiev to stir fries and tacos. So, if you’re looking for some new and exciting dinner ideas and you love garlic chicken recipes, read on to discover a world of possibilities!

1. 15-Minute Garlic Butter Chicken

Ready and on the table in under 15 minutes, this seemingly “basic” garlic butter chicken is almost magical! The chicken is cooked to tender, juicy perfection and served in a delectable creamy sauce. Plus, it’s made in a single skillet, so there’s less washing up! It’s an excellent way to elevate a handful of everyday ingredients into something you’ll want to make again and again.

2. Chicken and Garlic Parmesan Rice

You can whip up this chicken and rice dish with ingredients you probably already have on hand. All you have to do is cook the rice in the spices and stock, then add the cheese and chicken, and you’re done! A great meal on a budget, you can stretch basic chicken and rice into a hearty family meal full of cheesy garlic flavor.

3. Easy Garlic Lime Chicken Tacos

This recipe marinates chicken in a zesty garlic sauce and serves it in perfectly soft tortillas that everyone will love! These easy garlic lime chicken tacos are perfect for a summer gathering, bbq, party, or just as an easy weeknight meal. It’s a simple recipe to throw together and is bursting with flavor. You can even cook the chicken ahead of time to make cooking on busy weeknights easier and quicker.

4. Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza

Want to try something new on your pizza? A creamy sauce, roasted garlic, and shredded chicken elevate a simple pizza to a whole new level! Homemade pizza may sound like a lot of work, but this recipe uses pre-made bases and rotisserie chicken and has only seven ingredients. Now you can have delicious homemade pizza topped with garlic chicken on the table in no time!

5. Chicken Kiev

A golden-crumbed chicken breast stuffed with garlic butter, chicken kiev has been a classic dinner staple for years. The recipe will also walk you through the secret to keeping the butter inside as the chicken cooks, ensuring you make the perfect kiev! The dreamy flow of butter that oozes out of the chicken when it’s cut open is unmatched!

6. Garlic Chicken Stir-Fry

Stir fries are the ultimate dinner option! Super quick to prep and endlessly customizable, they are a great way to use up whatever vegetables you have left at the end of the week. This recipe takes chicken and a handful of colorful veggies and smothers them in a delicious sauce — incredibly delicious when served with noodles or rice!

7. Thai Pepper Garlic Chicken Noodles

You can have these pepper garlic chicken noodles on the table in under 15 minutes! They’re a mouthwatering dinner option for those nights when takeout is calling! Chicken, noodles, garlic, onion, and spices are all you need to whip this dish up, and we love the simple, fresh flavors. This definitely has a permanent place on our meal roster!

8. Creamy Garlic Chicken Soup

Ease the winter dinner stress by throwing on a pot of this super easy, creamy garlic chicken soup. Made with cream cheese, heavy cream, chicken stock, garlic, and chicken, this soup warms you up from the inside. Once you’ve tried this one, it’ll definitely be your new winter go-to!

9. Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken

This is one of those recipes you’ll try and then wonder where it’s been all your life! The chicken breasts are pounded flat, then double-coated in a perfectly-seasoned crispy crumb, and tossed through a sweet honey garlic sauce. An absolute stunner made with only a few ingredients; you can serve the garlic chicken in a burger bun or with a salad for a full meal.

10. Tuscan Garlic Chicken

This is an Italian-inspired recipe that takes the flavors of Tuscany and infuses them into a creamy sauce-covered chicken. The combination of fettuccine, chicken breasts, and creamy, garlicky sauce creates a satisfying meal. Comfort food at its finest, this Tuscan Garlic chicken comes together in a few easy steps and is filling and nutritious.

11. Creamy Lemon Garlic Chicken Couscous Skillet

Light zesty lemon, tangy garlic, and earthy thyme combine to make this flavorful and filling one-pan recipe. Everything is cooked together in one skillet, making it quick and easy to make as well as to clean up. It’s the ultimate nourishing comfort meal that takes garlic chicken to the next level.

12. Quick Chicken and Garlic Potato Bake

This is an all-in-one potato bake recipe that combines a garlicky chicken base with piles of tender, cheesy potatoes on top. It involves only a few ingredients and is super easy to put together ahead of time, so you can throw it in the oven for a quick weeknight meal or a comforting, warming dinner on a cold night. Great to keep in the freezer for rainy days!

13. Chicken Kiev Quesadilla

More than just a cheese quesadilla, this recipe adds garlic chicken to the classic to make a truly elevated dish. A cross between cheesy garlic bread and a chicken wrap, this recipe folds everything up into one delicious bite. Make one or a hundred; these quesadillas are great for a quick lunch or a crowd-pleasing party snack!

AboutAshleigh Crump

Ashleigh Crump is an author, food writer and all-round lover of everything sweet! She has published a cookbook and loves to use classic and unique flavor combinations. When not cooking, she's usually reading.