#TMCKitchenSeries: Garlic Rosemary Chicken

Feb 13, 2015 | Food

One of my mom’s helpers has been with her for more than five years already. She was 17 years old at that time and knows nothing in the kitchen. She can’t even cook scrambled egg. With enough patience, she turned into one of the best cooks my mom ever had. One of the favorite dishes she likes to cook isΒ Garlic Rosemary Chicken.Β 

Since it is love month and I was looking for a simple recipe to cook for our V-Day Dinner, I decided to make one too.

I don’t have the guts to use one whole chicken – yet. I was scared I might not be able to cook it well until the inside. So I just used chicken breast and cut it into thin strips to make sure it gets cooked. Plus, it minimizes baking time too.

After cutting the chicken breast into thin strips, I seasoned it with salt, pepper, (lots of) rosemary and dried thyme. I don’t have time to look for fresh ones in Centris since I wasn’t able to wake up early so I settled for the McCormick ones. Anyway, it still turned out well.Garlic Rosemary Chicken 3

After seasoning, place it in a baking dish or pan. I just used the cookie pan since it is bigger. Drizzle it with olive oil and add garlic on top. Don’t forget to arrange veggies on the sides too.Β Garlic Rosemary Chicken 2I really love how this recipe turned out. And yes, my kitchen smelled really good, I can’t wait to munch on it. I was glad that my husband appreciated it and liked his dinner.Β 

However, there are still areas I need to improve on. I got a bit excited with rosemary that I may have sprinkled a lot. My advice: take it easy when seasoning your chicken.

Garlic Rosemary Chicken 1

So, here you go. Sharing with you our yaya’s recipe of Garlic Rosemary Chicken, with my own twist, of course.



  • Chicken thigh or breast fillet, half or one kilo depending on the number of people to eat
  • Clove of garlic, minced
  • Rosemary, fresh ones are recommended but the store-bought ones will do
  • Thyme
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning
  • Preferred choice of veggies for side dish

How to Cook:

  1. Cut the chicken into thin strips. This will make it easier to cook.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the chicken in a baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with garlic, rosemary, and thyme. Spread evenly.
  5. Add veggies on the side. You may also cook the veggies separately.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is brown and tender.



  1. Mecheel Casenas

    My family loves chicken, will save this recipe… πŸ™‚ thanks for sharing..

  2. Mr. Jacob's Mom (@MrJacobsMom)

    Yummy!!! I love chicken talaga, but can’t eat it because my son has allergies (breastfed). We used to do rosemary chicken, haven’t thought about putting garlic into the mix!

  3. Mamanee San Luis

    I seriously can smell that dish from here…rosemary and thyme such a wonderful combination to tickle the sense of smell! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  4. Arge

    Thank you for sharing this recipe, Ayi πŸ™‚ I might try it with the chicken tenders that we have for this week πŸ™‚

  5. sarah tirona

    we do this all the time but with marble potatoes instead of carrots. super yummy! πŸ™‚

  6. MrsMartinez

    This is a fuss-free recipe! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Kit Kat

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! Will try this sa weekend.
    Unlike you, I’m more comfortable using 1 whole chicken. Mas sanay ako mag roast pag ganun. hehe

  8. Kristina Villa

    I’ve worked with chefs in my past corporate life and one thing I learned from them is to go easy when using dried herbs because they’re more concentrated than fresh ones. Doesn’t feel nice when our hubbies appreciate our cooking. πŸ™‚

    • Ayi

      That’s what I noticed too. Hehehe. Kaya the next time I’ll use herbs, I’ll take it easy :)) Thanks for the tip πŸ™‚



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