Try this recipe for chicken breast baked in garlic butter with juicy chicken stuffed in a homemade herb garlic butter sauce. This is a quick and easy solution for week-long dinners combined with your favorite parties.
Today we make chicken breast baked in garlic butter quick and easy. With a few simple ingredients like butter, garlic, paprika, Italian seasoning and fresh parsley, we take the humble chicken breast and turn it into a soft, juicy and flavorful chicken.
It’s a bit decadent, but worth the treat. Combine it with a salad, or some greens on the side like broccoli, green beans or asparagus. Add it to a bed of white rice or with some mashed potatoes. For other good recipes of baked chicken breast, try this light chicken baked in the oven or some parmesan baked and chicken in herbs dough. But back to the recipe, let’s start cooking!
Tips for a chicken breast recipe baked in garlic butter
chicken – Be sure to knock it to a uniform thickness so that it cooks evenly in the oven. Slip center usually means the edges will be drier until the thicker part finishes cooking. You can use a Meat hammer Or a rolling pin and place the chicken breast between a little cling film, parchment paper, or in a ziplock bag.
If you do not have a hammer or do not like to beat the meat, you can also spread the chicken breast lengthwise to make them thinner. And if you don’t mind frozen chicken, some brands of individually wrapped frozen chicken breast like Purdue also come compressed and thin.
burning – This step is optional but we do it to get a golden crust. If you just want to bake it, leave the olive oil off the list of ingredients and skip this step.
Cooking time – The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness and weight of the chicken breast and the intensity of the oven. A reliable way to test is through a Meat thermometer. Remember to put it in the thickest part of the breast and you will know that it is cooked when the internal temperature is 165˚F. Another way to know if the chicken is ready is to slice it into the thickest part and make sure it is white throughout.
garlic – I used fresh garlic but it can be replaced with some garlic powder.
pan – I used a 12-inch carbon steel pan Because it is oven resistant and lighter than regular cast iron. If you do not have ovenproof pans, try burning the chicken breast over the stove and then transfer them to the pan Baking dish or Baking dish To finish cooking in the oven. I recommend a baking pan over a baking pan because it is easier to keep the sauce together to get on the chicken later.
Add more flavor – Add a few pinches of red pepper flakes in the garlic butter for more flavor. Or add more seasoning to the chicken breast like thyme, garlic and onion powder, smoked paprika, chili powder or cayenne.
Serve with Serve with vegetables such as salad, green beans, broccoli or asparagus and with some rice, mashed potatoes or mashed potatoes for a balanced meal.
And that’s about it. Enjoy your chicken and happy eating!
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