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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 delicious Garlic Butter Chicken with fresh rosemary and cheese. The perfect one-pan chicken dinner for a weeknight!
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
  • ½ cup shredded Italian cheese


  • Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  • Lightly grease a baking dish with a pat of butter.
  • Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper; arrange the chicken in a single layer in the prepared baking dish and set aside.
  • Add butter to a skillet and melt over medium heat.
  • Stir in the 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 the chicken's internal temperature registers at 165˚F.
  • Sprinkle with cheese and cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove from oven and let stand for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken to serving plates; spoon garlic butter sauce over the chicken and serve.


  • Switch up herbs like thyme or parsley if you're not a fan of rosemary.
  • Choose from cheeses like mozzarella, cheddar, or Parmesan, and consider olive oil or ghee as healthier alternatives to butter.
  • You may use chicken thighs instead of breasts but adjust cooking time as they take longer. Check the internal temperature (165˚F) for doneness.
  • Be sure to sauté garlic on medium heat, stirring often to avoid a bitter taste.
  • Check the chicken's doneness by ensuring it reaches 165˚F with a meat thermometer to keep it juicy and safe to eat.
  • Let the chicken rest after baking for a more flavorful bite.


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