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black garlic chicken recipe

Black Garlic Chicken Recipe

Bring the flavors of Asian cuisine to your dinner table with this easy black garlic chicken recipe! It takes just a few minutes to prepare and is cooked in one skillet. With a complex umami flavor, this dish is sure to be a hit with everyone at the table! Plus, it's a great way to get more lean protein into your diet.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 240kcal


  • 1 Large skillet or pot
  • 1 Knife and cutting board
  • cooking spray


  • 500 5 Chicken 4-5 pounds of bone-in chicken parts
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, mashed and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp Premium Oyster Sauce
  • 2 green onions, chopped, for garnish
  • 2 cloves black garlic mashed and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Aleppo pepper
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Pat the chicken dry with paper towels, then sprinkle it with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken pieces, skin side down, and cook until golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Add the mashed and chopped garlic, black garlic, light soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, honey, hoisin sauce, and Aleppo pepper to the skillet. everything together until combined and bring to a simmer. Simmer for about 2 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  • Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Garnish with fresh green onions before serving.


  • Make sure to pat your chicken dry before seasoning it with salt and pepper, this will help get a nice golden brown crust on the outside.
  • If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet, you can transfer the chicken to a baking dish before placing it in the oven.
  • To make this dish healthier, use skinless chicken breasts instead of bone-in pieces.
  • Be careful not to overcook the chicken as it will become dry and tough.
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