Yum Peaceful Cooking: Garlic Pepper Chicken - Fast Favorite

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Garlic Pepper Chicken - Fast Favorite

Last nights dinner isn't worth mentioning. I had tried a new "healthy" recipe that was just...eh. Sooo....tonights dinner is one of my favorites ,and its quick and easy! I call it Garlic Pepper Chicken. There use to be a mom and pop restaurant near my old work that made an incredible Garlic Chicken meal. When the place sold, the meal left with the chef. She told me how to make it but as soon as the ingredient MSG was mentioned, my mind rejected the recipe and I never remembered it. As the years went by, I really missed it so I came up with my own version thats not quite the same but it works.

If you love garlic and like it hot....then you might want to try this out.

Garlic Pepper Chicken
6 - boneless skinless chicken thighs (4 boneless skinless chicken breasts will work but it won't be as tender)
1 TBS garlic powder (one of the few times I use garlic powder)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne or
red pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1 TBS olive oil
1 TBS butter
1 cup chicken broth

Cut the chicken into tiny strips about the size of your pinkie finger. Mix together the dry ingredients and sprinkle over the chicken, mixing well so that all the chicken is evenly coated.

Heat up the butter and olive in a pan, making sure the pan gets nice and hot but don't brown your butter. You want the pan hot so that the chicken gets nicely browned when cooked. Add the chicken and brown, turning once.

Add the chicken broth and scrape up all the brown crunchies off the bottom of the pan. Turn the heat down and let the chicken broth reduce by about half. Serve over white rice. One of the best parts is when the rice absorbs some of those juices.

Slight Alteration: I've started increasing the amount of chicken broth added to 1 1/2 cups. More juices to go around......yum


  1. I made this for dinner tonight. It was excellent, a little spicier than I like so I might try reducing the cayenne next time but everyone thought it was great!

  2. Laby - Thank you for the blog link! Im so happy you liked it. It's one of my favorites. I haven't made dinner tonight but I'm thinking I might have to make this! LOL


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