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Easy breading on chicken breasts baked in garlic butter
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Garlic Baked Chicken

With a light breading and plenty of butter this Garlic Baked Chicken is super tender and the best-baked chicken we’ve eaten.
The easy breading can be left out to create a low-carb or keto baked chicken baked in a garlic butter sauce that is wonderful!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic Baked Chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 528kcal
Author Jennifer @ Plowing Through Life

Equipment

  • 9x13 Baking Dish
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Measuring Cups
  • Meat Thermometer

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  • Measure bread crumbs into a shallow baking dish or mixing bowl.
  • In a second shallow dish or bowl melt butter and stir in garlic, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Pat chicken dry with a paper towel. Dip the chicken into the butter mixture then dip into the bread crumbs.
  • Arrange chicken in a baking dish and pour any remaining butter over the pieces. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Use digital meat thermometer to check the temperature of the chicken at 30 minutes to help avoid overcooking.

Notes

  • Recipe can easily be made with OR without bread crumb breading
  • Italian breadcrumbs can be substituted with plain breadcrumbs with parsley added
  • A large 5-pound package of chicken breasts usually has 6 breasts and will fill up both a 9x13 and 9x9 baking dish with chicken. About 50% more butter mixture and bread crumbs will be needed to make 6 chicken breasts.
  • Chicken tenders can be used, but the cooking time will need to be decreased
  • A digital meat thermometer is critical to check the internal temperature of chicken - which should be cooked to 165°F before consuming
  • Check internal temp around 30 minutes to gauge how quickly it is cooking - this can help prevent over cooking the chicken
  • Bake uncovered to allow the chicken to lightly brown

Nutrition

Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1141IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg