Delicious Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken Is Easy To Make In One Pan

There’s not much I love more than garlic. Well maybe butter. So this easy-to-prepare garlic butter chicken recipe really check all the boxes. If you’re looking for a fast and delicious chicken dinner that takes only 5 minutes to prep, this comforting garlic butter chicken breast recipe will become your families favorite entree. Better yet, it’s made in one skillet, which means less cleanup.

Chicken In Cast Iron Skillet

Last Christmas my husband gave me (or himself) a cast iron skillet and we have been having fun with it ever since. We have even used it on the grill! Nothing gives meat the same great flavor as a cast iron skillet which can be used for sautéing, pan-frying, searing, baking, braising, broiling, roasting, and a whole host of cooking techniques. Skillet chicken has quickly become an obsession and I have found you don’t need a lot of oil to pack a flavorful punch.

Skillet Chicken Breast For A High Protein Diet

I eat a high protein diet and right now at a bit of a calorie deficit so I can get a few more pounds off. So believe it or not, this skillet chicken breast recipe is perfect for my eating plan. Each serving is 386 calories and a whopping 38 grams of protein! I would pair my meal with some cauliflower rice and a steamed vegetable and for the rest of my family I would serve it with the same vegetable and a side of long grain rice or mashed potatoes. I am always making them a separate side dish but keeping the main protein dish the same for everyone. We ALL adore this skillet chicken recipe.

Healthy tip: if you or someone in your family is lactose intolerant, switch out the butter for ghee which is essentially clarified butter. You will still get that same great butter flavor without the lactose. It will also make this recipe Whole30 compliant.

Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken

Yields: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 25 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes

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Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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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Yield: 4

One Pan Garlic Butter Skillet Chicken

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 3 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 148mgSodium: 421mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 38g
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