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Garlic Butter Chicken

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Garlic butter chicken breast bathed in a buttery garlic sauce with tender, juicy chicken breast in every bite. This one pan chicken dinner is easy to make in under 30 minutes. This delicious chicken dinner recipe is healthy and perfect for the entire family!

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Chicken breast are always a win in my household. Recently, my garlic butter chicken bites have done very well via Pinterest. I wanted to reinvent it a little and instead of chicken chunks use entire thinly sliced chicken breast. To add, I thickened the sauce for a creamy texture that held the garlic flavor like nothing else. You’ll enjoy this one!

How To Make Garlic Butter For Chicken

In this recipe, the garlic butter sauce is really is to make. You want to sear and sauté chicken until they are done. Hence, the reason for thinly sliced chicken breast to make is easier for you.

In a bowl or measuring cup pour out 1/2 cup of chicken stock or broth. Next, add in two teaspoons of corn starch.

Now, when the chicken is done add in come minced garlic right in the middle. Give it a toss or two and lower the heat. Then, pour in chicken stock.

Shortly after the cornstarch will do its thing. Next, toss in two tablespoons of butter. Allow it to simmer on a low heat for a bit with the chicken.

About 2 minutes should do. Remove chicken then serve.

Ingredients Needed For Garlic Butter Chicken

  • Thinly sliced chicken breast
  • Salt, black pepper, garlic powder
  • Minced garlic
  • Chicken stock or broth
  • Salted butter
  • Fresh herbs for garnishing

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Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Chicken stock or broth, you can use either in this recipe. Honestly, you can even swap it out for water. Of course, the broth or stock will bring far more flavor.
  • Minced garlic, freshly chopped garlic can work as well in this recipe.
  • Lower heat, before adding in the chicken stock with cornstarch lower your heat. If it’s up too high it will burn and that’ll destroy the whole dish.

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Garlic butter chicken

Garlic butter chicken breast bathed in a buttery garlic sauce with tender, juicy chicken breast in every bite. This one pan chicken dinner is easy to make in under 30 minutes. This delicious chicken dinner recipe is healthy and perfect for the entire family!
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Prep Time 7 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 chicken breast
Calories 266.2 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound thinly sliced chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoon minced garlic

Instructions
 

  • Season chicken with salt, black pepper and garlic powder. The measurements above are rough measurements. With any recipe always salt to taste.
  • In a skillet on medium high heat add a little oil to pan. Carefully place chicken breast in hot oil and sear both sides.
  • When chicken is almost cooked through make a space in the center of the pan and toss in the minced garlic. Move it around in the oil a little but dont burn it. Lower the heat.
  • Now add in broth and corn starch mix onto chicken. It'll thicken almost immedietly. Right after you pour the broth add in your butter. Mix sauce with spoon.
  • Allow the chicken to simmer in this sauce for about 2 minutes. Be sure to flip so both sides get sauce.
  • Check to make sure chicken is cooked through then serve and garnish with fresh herbs. I used parsley in the photos. I had 4 pieces of chicken in my recipe. Nutrition facts are based off of 4 pieces.

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

  • Chicken stock or broth, you can use either in this recipe. Honestly, you can even swap it out for water. Of course, the broth or stock will bring far more flavor.
  • Minced garlic, freshly chopped garlic can work as well in this recipe.
  • Lower heat, before adding in the chicken stock with cornstarch lower your heat. If it's up too high it will burn and that'll destroy the whole dish.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Garlic butter chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 chicken breast)
Calories 266.2 Calories from Fat 101
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.2g17%
Saturated Fat 5.2g33%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 175.7mg8%
Carbohydrates 2.1g1%
Sugar 0.1g0%
Protein 35.8g72%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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