Garlic Butter Chicken

Garlic Butter Chicken

5 from 6 votes
This garlic butter chicken is made with juicy, tender chicken breasts and smothered in a rich garlic butter sauce. It will become a new family favourite.

Delicious, juicy, tender chicken breasts smothered in a rich garlic butter sauce.

The simplicity of this garlic butter chicken recipe absolutely blows my mind! I finished putting everything together in no time at all.

You probably already have a lot of these ingredients in the fridge and pantry, and this dish doesn’t call for many culinary skills.

The family will love this quick and simple chicken recipe, which takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

This hearty garlic butter chicken breast recipe will become a new family favourite. Since it can be prepared in a single pan makes clean-up much easier.

The pan-fried chicken is incredibly juicy, buttery, rich, and soft with a lot of garlic for a flavour boost.

You can make this garlic butter chicken into a delicious chicken meal by serving it with rice or a lovely salad.

This garlic butter chicken recipe uses boneless chicken breast. I used two chicken breasts.

You need to butterfly the breasts in order to get four equal size breast pieces. The breasts will cook more evenly and more quickly as a result.

To ensure that your chicken cooks properly, you must pound it to a uniform thickness. You should pound the thicker side of chicken breasts until it becomes thinner since chicken breasts have two different thicknesses.

Make sure you don’t cook the chicken straight from the fridge as this will prevent it from coming out juicy. Prior to cooking, try to bring the chicken as close to room temperature as possible.

The chicken will have a lot of bits after searing. This is when we deglaze using butter and chicken stock.

When chicken broth is added to a very hot pan, it bubbles up and produces a lot of steam. You need to be very careful.

Give the chicken good basting and then plate everything straight away. Avoid leaving the chicken in the pan for too long or it will overcook.

This chicken recipe is simple to make yet very flavourful, Quite simple for a weeknight dinner! This recipe may be made into a weekly staple because you can pair it with anything you like.

This chicken recipe is going to quickly become a new favourite of yours, winner, winner chicken dinner!

Can I use chicken thighs instead?

Yes, you can use chicken breast or chicken thigh for this recipe. You can use any chicken you have, but I recommend using boneless chicken breasts. Just keep in mind that cooking times for chicken thighs may differ.

What is used to make garlic butter chicken?

Garlic butter chicken only uses a handful of ingredients. You probably already have a lot of these ingredients in the fridge and pantry, and this dish doesn’t call for many culinary skills.

Can I make this without Italian herb seasoning?

Yes, you can! You can use dried basil or oregano as an alternative if you don’t have Italian herb seasoning.

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Garlic Butter Chicken

by Nabeela Kauser
This garlic butter chicken is made with juicy, tender chicken breasts and smothered in a rich garlic butter sauce. It will become a new family favourite.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Servings 4
Calories 491 kcal



  • In a shallow bowl add the plain flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder and mix together.
  • Make 4 breasts of equal size by butterflying your chicken breasts through the centre.
  • Dredge your chicken breast on both sides, remove excess flour and set aside.
  • To a pan, add the olive oil and let it heat up.
  • When hot, add the chicken and cook over medium heat for 4-5 minutes until golden brown on both sides (See note 1).
  • Remove the chicken and add the butter and allow it to melt. (See note 2)
  • Sauté the chopped garlic, crushed chillies and Italian herb seasoning until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. (See note 3)
  • Pour in the chicken stock and allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes. (See note 4)
  • Turn the heat down to low and baste the sauce over the chicken generously.
  • Garnish with parsley, and serve immediately with rice or a lovely salad.



Note 1 – Do not disturb the chicken whilst it is searing. The sides will start to turn white.
Note 2 – Don’t overcook the garlic and crushed chillies they tend to burn really quickly. Make sure to keep an eye on them.
Note 3 – I always use unsalted butter for this recipe as this helps control the level of salt. You don’t want to end up with salty chicken.
Note 4 – Don’t worry if your sauce hasn’t thickened. It will thicken when you add the chicken because the chicken is dredged in flour.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.


Calories: 491kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 30gFat: 34gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 6844mgPotassium: 552mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 759IUVitamin C: 4mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 77mgIron: 2mg
Keyword American, British, Butter, Chicken, Food, Garlic, Recipe
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