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Easy Garlic Chicken Recipe

Easy Garlic Chicken

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"Baked chicken breasts coated with garlic/butter 'sauce' and bread crumbs."

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a small saucepan melt butter/margarine with garlic. Dip chicken pieces in butter/garlic sauce, letting extra drip off, then coat completely with bread crumbs.
  3. Place coated chicken in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Combine any leftover butter/garlic sauce with bread crumbs and spoon mixture over chicken pieces. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 08, 2008

This is a great, easy and quick recipe, i would say definitely use olive oil with garlic to coat with the breadcrumbs, it's much easier and adds it own unique taste. One tip i would give is - Sear the meat in a heavy based pan to seal the breadcrumbs and then transfer the pan to the oven. Cook with butter in the pan and you get the best of both worlds. Also, add some mixed herbs to the Parmesan cheese to sprinkle over chicken, before you put it in the oven and it will form a beautiful crust. You can use this formula for any light meats, i've used turkey, pork and lamb all turned out great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 10, 2004

I have a similar recipe using olive oil that I have previously used. I wanted to see if the butter would inhance the flavor. I like the regular Garlic Chicken also off this site better. Infusing the oil with the garlic gives it more flavor. I didn't find this had much flavor at all. I tried flipping the chicken as other suggested, but found I then simply had chicken that was soggy on both sides. I won't make this again.

Sep 12, 2003

I had a package of boneless chicken breasts & a husband and 5 kids to feed. I had run out of ideas. I chose this recipe because it sounded easy & required only four ingredients. What a pleaser! The whole family loved it and I've placed it in my Recipe Box. Thanks K grecco, for a terrific, easy dinner dish. The only thing I did different was to set the oven higher, 450F and then I turned it down 5 mins into the cooking time. This is a keeper.

Feb 06, 2004

This recipe is delicious!! I added a 1/4 cup of parmesean cheese and it gave it an extra yummy flavor!!!

Mar 06, 2004

My husband liked this a lot and is already looking forward to having it again. I thought it was good but not outstanding. If you like chicken with a crispy breaded coating, this recipe is for you. We thought there was a nice but not overpowering garlic flavor. I only needed 1 cup of bread crumbs. I added about 1/8 cup of Parmesan cheese to the bread crumbs, but it could have used even more. I melted the butter with the chopped garlic in a small skillet, then turned it down to low and dipped the chicken directly into the butter then into the bread crumbs. I baked 4 rather large boneless skinless breasts for 45 minutes, which was plenty. 40 minutes would have probably been enough.

Oct 31, 2005

My daughter is allergic to butter, so I replaced with olive oil. No fresh garlic, so I used bottled minced garlic (3 tsps). I also added an Italian spice blend to my plain bread crumbs. Excellent!

Jul 18, 2006

Wonderful - I took others suggestions and added parmesian cheese to the butter mixture and doubled the garlic... WOW - This came out GREAT! Hubby really liked it; this recipe is going into my personal cookbook.

Dec 31, 2004

Absolutely delicious. We are garlic lovers and this is an amazing recipe. I do brown the chicken in a pan first before putting it into the oven (to reduce the cooking time a bit). Thanks for the post.


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  • Calories
  • 509 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 40.4 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 16.5 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 47 g
  • 94%
  • Sodium
  • 589 mg
  • 24%

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

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