It may not give you the finest smelling breath, but garlic can be your best pal when you’re pressed to whip up dinner before a case of the hangries sets in. Make sure those mints are handy and give garlic another shot with the below five chicken recipes, which are all packed with flavor thanks to a few cloves of the good stuff.

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1. Garlic Herb Roast Chicken
There’s nothing better than a garlic herb chicken with a crispy skin waiting on the table, ready to be served. Dreaming of that for dinner already? Then tackle this recipe by the blog, Two Purple Figs! It only takes 35 minutes. Click here for the full recipe.

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2. Garlic Chicken Broccoli Stir Fry
Kari of GI 365 sure knows how to create an epic flavor combination. This stir-fry combines honey, garlic and soy sauce, which is basically a party in your mouth. Click here for the full recipe.

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3. Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken
Mincing four garlic cloves adds a world of flavor to this dish from one of our favorite food bloggers, Rasa Malaysia. Bonus: The entire recipe comes together in 15 minutes! Click here for the full recipe.

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4. Balsamic Chicken with Spinach and Mushrooms
We love dishes that are appropriate for a weeknight in or a weekend dinner party. This recipe from the blog, Our Family Eats fits the bill perfectly. Click here for the full recipe.

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5. Garlic Lemon Chicken
Marinade is the name of the game with this simple garlic lemon chicken recipe, which is a favorite of Red Tricycle’s Editorial Director. The secret? Garlic infused olive oil! Click here for the full recipe.

Do you love the chicken/garlic combo as much as we do? How else do you use garlic when cooking? Share your recipes and thoughts with our community below!

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— Erin Lem

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