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Crispy Garlic and Thyme Chicken recipe by www.lillieeatsandtells.com

Crispy Garlic and Thyme Chicken

This Crispy Garlic and Thyme Chicken can be served with a simple arugula salad, over pasta with marinara, built into a chicken sandwich, or chopped up into all your favorite meals!
5 from 1 vote
Course Protein
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 169 kcal


  • 4 large chicken breasts 965 g
  • 2 slices crusty white bread 100 g
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced (or frozen cubes)
  • 3 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves or sub other herbs you have on hand
  • ½ Tbsp avocado oil 7 g


  • Place chicken breasts between two sheets of parchment paper and smash until nice and even and about ½ inch thick or less. If they’re really big, you can butterfly the breasts first so you don’t have to smash so much.
  • In a small blender or food processor, add your bread, garlic, and herbs and give it a quick blitz to make fine breadcrumbs.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat with a spritz of avocado oil spray. Let it get nice and hot. Keep your chicken breasts on the parchment paper, sprinkle tops with bread crumbs, and season well with a good pinch of kosher salt and a few cracks of pepper. Flip and repeat on the other side, trying to smash the crumbs into the chicken. Cook chicken for about 3-4 minutes per side (depending on thickness) until golden brown and cooked through. You want an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
  • Serve with a simple arugula, lemon, and pine nut salad, or over pasta with marinara, built into a chicken sandwich, or chopped up in all of your favorite meals!


Bread: you can use 100 grams of any bread or bread crumbs and the macros will be VERY similar.
MFP Lillie Eats and Tells Crispy Garlic and Thyme Chicken


Serving: 116gCalories: 169kcalFat: 3.5gProtein: 27.6gCarbohydrates: 6.2g
Keywords chicken, crispy, garlic, thyme

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