The easiest way to bake chicken breasts (and the tastiest too!) Garlic butter baked chicken breasts are seared, on the stove and finished in the oven topped with homemade garlic butter and trust me, they are fantastic!
Garlic butter baked chicken breasts have the potential of becoming my favorite recipe of the year.
And it all starts with the humble chicken breast. Season it with the kitchen usuals – dried thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, and a hint of paprika along with the staple salt and pepper. Sear that chicken off in the hottest skillet and then into the oven it goes topped with a knob of melted garlic herb butter.
And then it’s as easy as serving it with your favorite side salad, pasta dish, fresh focaccia  if you’re fancy and have your life together, or even a swoop of garlic mashed potatoes.
Quick Monday night dinners are something everyone needs in their repertoire.
EDM, you’ve heard of it. No, I’m not talking about electronic dance music, I’m referring to Easy Dinner Mondays. As in it’s the first day of the week and you really cannot get it together but still need to feed the tiny (and big) human beings you’re responsible for.
It’s kind of my favorite food genre. I mean, if you need proof, I’ve got it. There’s my skillet lemon garlic chicken , baked bruschetta chicken , balsamic tomato baked chicken , pesto baked chicken , and the cheesy bbq chicken , just to name a few. I kid you not; I live for Easy Dinner Mondays.
But also, quick clean up because ain’t nobody got time for that!
Yes, you can swap the boneless skinless chicken breasts for boneless skinless chicken thighs. But keep in mind that since chicken thighs aren’t usually the same weight as chicken breasts, they may require a little less time in the oven. Be sure to use a meat thermometer to check and make sure the internal temperature reaches 165ºF before eating.
If you’re lactose-free or you follow a paleo/keto diet, you can swap the butter for ghee in this recipe. If you’re dairy-free, you can swap the butter for margarine or any plant-based butter.
You won’t even believe how easy it is.
If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, transfer the seared chicken breasts into an oven-safe baking dish. Then pour the garlic butter on top and bake in the oven as listed. Keep in mind that it may take a few minutes longer to cook the chicken since you’re starting in a cold baking dish. By baking it in the same skillet we seared the chicken in, we get a bit of a head start.
I hope you’ll try making garlic butter baked chicken breasts this week. It’s seriously one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever shared, and it’s because Mondays are meant to be easy in the dinner department even if the rest of the day isn’t just that.
The easiest way to bake chicken breasts (and the tastiest too!) Garlic butter baked chicken breasts are seared on the stove and finished in the oven topped with homemade garlic butter and trust me, they are fantastic!
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