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garlic butter chicken

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

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.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For garlic butter chicken

  • 4
    boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 lb
    baby potatoes (if larger than one inch slice in half)
  • 1/2 c
    unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 4 clove
    minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp
    crushed red pepper (or less to taste)
  • 2 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1 c
    shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 c
    shredded italian blend

How To Make garlic butter chicken

  • 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.
  • 5
    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.

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