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Some garlic butter baked chicken breasts in a cast iron pan topped with a herbed garlic butter sauce.

Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Breast

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Try this garlic butter baked chicken breast recipe with juicy chicken smothered in a homemade herbed garlic butter sauce.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (58 oz. each)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 23 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped


  1. Pound the chicken to 1/2″ thickness using a meat mallet.
  2. Season the chicken on both sides with paprika and salt and pepper. 
  3. Combine the butter mix ingredients and stir to mix well.
  4. [Optional step] In an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, sear the chicken breasts in olive oil until golden brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Spoon the garlic butter sauce over the chicken breasts and bake in the oven at 425°F for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature reads 165°F.
  6. Let it rest for 5 minutes and spoon garlic butter over chicken before serving.
  7. Enjoy!


  • If you don’t have an ovenproof skillet, transfer the seared chicken into an oven-safe baking dish. Spoon the garlic butter sauce on the chicken and bake it in the oven.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins