Moist Garlic Chicken Recipe -
Moist Garlic Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Moist Garlic Chicken

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"This is a quick and easy microwave recipe for chicken that keeps in lots of flavor and moisture. You can adjust the seasonings to whatever you want. Serve with the side dishes of your choice."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Pour the water into a microwave-safe casserole dish, and place in the microwave. Heat until boiling, about 2 minutes. Stir in bouillon cubes, butter, italian seasoning, dill, and garlic salt.
  2. Pierce the chicken breasts with a fork on one side, and place the pierced side down in the casserole dish. The chicken should be almost covered by the liquid, if not completely covered.
  3. Cover the dish, and cook in the microwave for 10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink, and juices run clear. If the chicken is not done after the 10 minutes, continue to cook at 1 1/2 minute intervals.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 29, 2005

Quick, easy and flavorful! I didn't have chicken bouillon, so I used chicken broth instead. I also used frozen chicken breast tenderloins and they cooked need to thaw first. The chicken was very tender. I will definitely make this again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 02, 2005

I followed directions, had a lot of broth. It was quick, it was moist, but there are so many more memorable chicken recipes out there that I don't think this is a keeper.


49 Ratings

Oct 21, 2007

This was great! I scaled it for 2 chicken breasts, cut up some cabbage and carrots and placed them on top, and had a perefect meal in 12 minutes! Thanks for the recipe!!

May 23, 2005

Loved this. This was my second time to microwave chicken. It has been delicious both times. In this recipe, I used fat-free chicken broth in place of water and bouillon cubes. Reduced butter to 2 Tbsp and used light. Used 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Will definitely make again. Next time I will add minced garlic to the broth and save the light butter to pour on the poached chicken. Thanks so much, MINDERK

Feb 13, 2006

I've made this several times for chicken salad. The chicken comes out incredibly moist and flavorful, even if you cut back on the butter. I add a little more garlic than is called for. :) Thanks for a great recipe!

Aug 09, 2004

Very delicious chicken. I tried the recipe over the weekend. My family loved it. I served it over alfredo pasta. Very quick and tasty.

Sep 28, 2005

I used the recipe to prepare chicken for chicken fried rice. The result was amazing! The chicken was SO moist and tender! Usually I pick my way around the chicken because it would tend to be dry. This time I found myself picking the chicken out and eating it. This recipe can be changed up to go with anything for which you need chicken! It's great!

Jun 27, 2005

Excellent! A great base recipe to have cooked chicken & you can adjust the seasonings to whatever you need. I cut back on the butter & put garlic in. Also handy when I only need a breast or two.


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  • Calories
  • 332 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 122 mg
  • 41%
  • Fat
  • 25.6 g
  • 39%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 23.7 g
  • 47%
  • Sodium
  • 1246 mg
  • 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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