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Baked Garlic Butter Chicken

Super quick, easy and delicious Garlic Butter Chicken with fresh rosemary and cheese. The perfect one pan chicken breast dinner for a weeknight!

Baked Garlic Butter Chicken - Super quick, easy and SO delicious Garlic Butter Chicken with fresh rosemary and cheese. The perfect one pan dish for a weeknight!

GARLIC BUTTER CHICKEN

My friends, this Garlic Butter Chicken is on its way to becoming your new favorite winner winner chicken dinner! This chicken is like one million flavors in one, and here’s the funny thing: every time I make it, I add something new. Rosemary, thyme, oregano… whatever fresh herbs I’ve got on hand, that’s what goes in it, and it all just works every time.

What’s more is that there’s no way we can screw this up. There’s like 5 ingredients we’re working with, and garlic and butter are the stars. Hallelujah!

P.S. Happy Sunday! Happy SPRING! It’s here. It’s finally HERE! Though it feels like February outside, I’m still glad to know that big bad Winter is behind us. ⛅⛅⛅

In addition, I’m gettin’ all buttery on ya today and it’s so amazing!

NOTE: DON’T freak out at all the butter we’re using to make the sauce; we’re only eating mayyyybe about 1/4 to 1/2 tablespoon of it per serving. That is, depending on how much garlic butter sauce you will want to pour over the chicken once it’s done.

I won’t lie to you – it’s tempting. It will tempt you to tilt over the dish and pour the entire garlic butter sauce over the chicken, but control is your friend.

Baked Garlic Butter Chicken - Super quick, easy and SO delicious Garlic Butter Chicken with fresh rosemary and cheese. The perfect one pan dish for a weeknight!

I’ve been at the grocery store A LOT lately. Grocery shopping is a weekly highlight for me because, living on the edge is my jam. Some people like to shoe-shop, but I spend my weekends at the grocery store buying kale and chocolate. Shoe-shopping is my online gig.

I also have to tell you that in one of my recent grocery trips, I discovered those jars of minced garlic. Pre-minced garlic, people! I know, I’m a little behind the times and maybe a little lazy in that I don’t like to spend a minute chopping garlic and having garlicky smelly fingers, so this new discovery was a huge outstanding moment for me.

Baked Garlic Butter Chicken - Super quick, easy and SO delicious Garlic Butter Chicken with fresh rosemary and cheese. The perfect one pan dish for a weeknight!

Also in the good-news bucket, I used the pre-minced garlic in this recipe and I saved 2 minutes of chopping time + hands that didn’t smell like garlic for 3 days.

By the way, thanks for letting me tell you these non-important things.  And thanks for listening.

Baked Garlic Butter Chicken - Super quick, easy and SO delicious Garlic Butter Chicken with fresh rosemary and cheese. The perfect one pan dish for a weeknight!

I hope you’ll make this Baked Garlic Butter Chicken as soon as you get to your kitchen! And I hope you’ll love it!

ENJOY!

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Baked Garlic Butter Chicken - Super quick, easy and SO delicious Garlic Butter Chicken with fresh rosemary and cheese. The perfect one pan dish for a weeknight!

Baked Garlic Butter Chicken

Katerina | Diethood
Super quick, easy and SO delicious Garlic Butter Chicken with fresh rosemary and cheese. The perfect one pan chicken dinner for a weeknight!
4.97 from 28 votes
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 40 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 4 (16-ounces) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 stick (1/2-cup) butter*
  • 6 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 cup Shredded Reduced Fat 4-Cheese Italian

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Lightly grease a baking dish with a pat of butter.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper; arrange chicken in a single layer in prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • Add butter to a skillet and melt over medium heat.
  • Stir in garlic and cook over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes, or until lightly browned, stirring very frequently. DO NOT burn the garlic.
  • Stir in the rosemary and remove from heat.
  • Pour the prepared garlic butter over the chicken breasts.
  • Bake for 30 to 32 minutes, or until chicken's internal temperature is 165F.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and let stand a couple minutes.
  • Transfer chicken to serving plates; spoon a little bit of the garlic butter sauce over the chicken and serve.

Notes

*Though we're using an entire stick of butter for the sauce, we're only ingesting about 1/2-tablespoon of the butter per serving.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 8

Nutrition

Calories: 281 kcal | Carbohydrates: 2 g | Protein: 27 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 8 g | Cholesterol: 105 mg | Sodium: 258 mg | Potassium: 437 mg | Fiber: 0 g | Sugar: 0 g | Vitamin A: 400 IU | Vitamin C: 2.8 mg | Calcium: 45 mg | Iron: 0.5 mg | Net Carbs: 2 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken breast recipe, chicken dinner, dinner ideas, kid friendly dinner ideas
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156 comments on “Baked Garlic Butter Chicken”

  1. Great recipe. can it be done in the crockpot? I’m on a soft food diet and crockpot tends to make for softer chicken. Thanks!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Sure! Cook it on HIGH for about 2 to 3 hours. Check for doneness using an instant read thermometer; when internal temperature registers at 165˚F, the chicken is done.

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