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Garlic Butter Chicken Recipe

Garlic Butter Chicken Recipe

This Garlic Butter Chicken recipe is a quick and easy option for busy nights.  One bite of this quick and easy chicken recipe and you’ll be hooked. 

After a busy day the last thing I want to do is cook. So more times than I care to admit, we’ll do takeout. In an effort to save some money and cut out the takeout, Im determined to start cooking more at home. Now that the weather is warmer, we’re cooking on the grill a lot more but on days when I want something more, this 15-minute Garlic Butter Chicken recipe is my go-to.

garlic butter chicken over rice on a plate

Seriously it’s one of the easiest dinners you’ll ever make. 

And the taste? Well, it’s amazing. It’s one of my most requested dinners. The only one no one complains about and the one everyone goes back for seconds for. 

garlic butter chicken on a cutting board

It seriously is that good. 

I made this recipe with diced chicken breasts but you could totally use thin-sliced breast or whole breasts. 

INGREDIENTS NEEDS FOR GARLIC BUTTER CHICKEN

Not only is this recipe QUICK but it only takes a few ingredients and you probably have most in your kitchen already.  You’ll need:

  • flour
  • diced chicken
  • salt & pepper
  • dried basil
  • dried oregano
  • fresh garlic
  • fresh parsley
  • a good butter. My go-to is Kerrygold. It’s the only butter I use in all my recipes. 

diced chicken breasts with seasonings in a bowl

WHAT TO SERVE WITH GARLIC BUTTER CHICKEN

This garlic butter chicken recipe is delicious over rice and that’s typically how we eat it here but it would be great with sides like:

  • broccoli 
  • roasted asparagus
  • brown rice
  • lemon rice

DO I HAVE TO USE DICED CHICKEN? 

No, not at all! I love using diced chicken but you can totally skip the step of cutting the chicken into pieces and use whole breasts. 

Diced chicken cooks a little quicker and my kids think they’re chicken nuggets so it’s a win-win for me. But it will still taste delicious whatever way you cook it. 

garlic butter chicken on a white plate

OTHER CHICKEN RECIPES YOU MAY LIKE 

If you are looking for some other mouthwatering chicken recipes, try these:

HONEY GARLIC CHICKEN – The MOST popular recipe on the site

LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN AND POTATOES

CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN TACOS

HOW TO MAKE GARLIC BUTTER CHICKEN

close up of garlic butter chicken

If you make this recipe and share it on social media, be sure to tag me @anewdawnn. I can’t wait to hear what you think.

garlic butter chicken in a pan
Yield: 4

Garlic Butter Chicken Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ready for a dinner full of flavor and ready in about 15 minutes? Try this Garlic ButteR Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 - 1 1/2 pound of chicken breast, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. Dry chicken breasts off and dice into even sized pieces
  2. In a frying pan, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and butter.
  3. In a bowl add diced chicken, flour, salt, pepper, oregano and basil and toss to coat
  4. Once butter is melted, add chicken to pan and cover.
  5. Cook 7 minutes and flip chicken. Cook another 7 mintues. (Cooking times are approixmate. Be sure to cook until chicken is throughly cooked)
  6. Once chicken is done cooking, add garlic, 1 tablespoon parlsey and remaining butter.
  7. Cook for 1 minutes or until butter is melted
  8. Serve immediately over rice.

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Dawn

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