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Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken

Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken is a quick and easy dinner idea perfect for busy nights! This recipe uses just one pan, which means less mess in your kitchen. The garlic butter sauce will have you licking your fingers and everyone at the table begging for seconds!

Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken

What’s better than a juicy, flavorful chicken breasts? Garlic butter skillet chicken! This dish is an easy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love. The best part about this recipe is that you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen cooking. All you have to do is coat your skillet with garlic butter and cook your chicken on both sides, bake in the oven and done. It doesn’t get much easier or tastier than that!

If you like this recipe, try my Bacon Butter Chicken! It’s another delicious dinner that’s done in 30 minutes or less!

how to make Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken

Tips for the Best Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken

  • Use fresh garlic cloves instead of jarred minced garlic.
  • Cook at medium heat (rather than high) because it prevents burning and sticking while still getting nice crispy browning on meat.
  • For a spicier meal, add in some cayenne pepper or hot sauce.
  • Don’t overcook the chicken because it will dry out and become tough. Cook until juices run clear when pierced with fork.
  • Add liquid (sherry wine for flavor) to deglaze pan before adding garlic butter mixture.

Ingredients

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon dried basil
½ teaspoon dried parsley
½ teaspoon himalayan pink salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon avocado oil

How to Make Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Season both sides of chicken with paprika, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, mix together butter and minced garlic.

Heat avocado oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once pan is heated through, add chicken and cook for 1-2 minutes each side.

Pour garlic butter sauce over the chicken and place the skillet in the preheated oven. Bake for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of chicken breasts. Chicken breasts should get to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.

Remove skillet from the oven. Use a spoon to pour the garlic butter sauce from the pan onto each chicken breast before serving.

Notes: This recipe makes plenty of this liquid gold garlic butter sauce. It is delicious poured on the chicken after plating, but also poured onto an accompanying side of mashed potatoes.

garlic butter chicken in a skillet

Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken

Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken is a quick and easy dinner idea perfect for busy nights! This recipe uses just one pan, which means less mess in your kitchen. The garlic butter sauce will have you licking your fingers and everyone at the table begging for seconds!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon himalayan pink salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Season both sides of chicken with paprika, basil, parsley, salt and pepper.
    3. In a small bowl, mix together butter and minced garlic.
    4. Heat avocado oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once pan is heated through, add chicken and cook for 1-2 minutes each side.
    5. Pour garlic butter sauce over the chicken and place the skillet in the preheated oven. Bake for 15-25 minutes depending on the size of chicken breasts. Chicken breasts should get to an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
    6. Remove skillet from the oven. Use a spoon to pour the garlic butter sauce from the pan onto each chicken breast before serving.

Notes

This recipe makes plenty of this liquid gold garlic butter sauce. It is delicious poured on the chicken after plating, but also poured onto an accompanying side of mashed potatoes.

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