Garlic Butter Chicken

Garlic Butter Chicken is a family friendly easy recipe that combines chicken breasts and baby potatoes with fresh garlic, butter and mozzarella.  It pulls together quickly making it an ideal weeknight meal.
This delicious easy Garlic Butter Chicken recipe is one of my son’s favorites.  The chicken is so moist, tender and flavorful.

This Baked Garlic Butter Chicken can be on the table in about thirty minutes. The family loves it and leftovers heat up well in the microwave on a reduced power. Chicken is such a versatile dish.  There are just so many ways to prepare it.  It is budget friendly compared to beef and fresh fish. I imagine that if your family is like mine than you can never get enough easy delicious chicken recipes.

Prep Time: 5
Cook Time: 25
Total Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4
Category: Chicken
Method: Bake
Cuisine: American

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • I lb. baby potatoes (if larger than one inch slice in half)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (or less to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian blend

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Salt and pepper both side of the chicken breasts and place in single layer in casserole dish. Top with with baby potatoes.
  2. In large skillet melt butter over low heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant; about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  3. Pour garlic butter over chicken and potatoes. Sprinkle with half the crushed pepper and half the dried parsley.
  4. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until chicken is almost cooked through.  Top evenly with both cheeses and the rest of the crushed pepper and dried parsley. Bake an additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Turn broiler on the last minute of cooking to lightly brown the tops.

NOTES

  • Stay close by when the broiler is on.  They are unpredictable.
  • Season to your taste.  If you like a lot of spicy seasoning be generous with the crushed red pepper.  Keep the children in mind if you are serving them. If you have a delicate palate skip the crushed red pepper and go for something more mild like rosemary or thyme.


Recipe adapted from: https://www.smalltownwoman.com/

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