Garlic Butter Chicken


Garlic butter chicken is a flavorful and comforting dish that features tender chicken breasts cooked in a rich and creamy garlic butter sauce. This dish is easy to prepare and is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a special occasion.

To make garlic butter chicken, start by seasoning chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices you like. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

Add the seasoned chicken breasts to the skillet and cook until they are browned on both sides, about 5-6 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, add chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce heat to low. Stir in grated Parmesan cheese and continue to simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.

Return the chicken breasts to the skillet and simmer for an additional 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick and creamy. Stir in fresh chopped parsley and season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.

Garlic butter chicken can be served over cooked pasta, rice, or mashed potatoes, or with a side of steamed vegetables. Garnish with additional chopped parsley and grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.

This garlic butter chicken is a delicious and comforting dish that is sure to become a family favorite. The creamy garlic butter sauce pairs perfectly with the tender chicken breasts, creating a meal that is both satisfying and flavorful.



  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 5 tbsps butter, divided
  • 4-5 tsps minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tbsps lemon juice
  • fresh parsley and basil to garnish




Mix the garlic powder, onion powder, dry oregano, chili powder, salt and pepper together. Cut the breasts in half lengthwise or even thirds if they are thick and dry with paper towels. Coat with the seasoning mix.

Heat 1 tbsp butter in a large skillet on medium high. Add 2 tbsps of butter and the chicken and cook 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through. Add the remaining 2 tbsps of butter to the pan along with the minced garlic and red pepper flakes for 1 minute. Next add the broth and lemon juice and return the chicken to the pan to heat through.

Serve garnished with chopped fresh parsley and basil.

Spoon pan juices over the chicken and, of course, the mashed potatoes!

Serves 4





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