Garlic Butter Chicken – Quick and Easy Chicken Recipe

This Garlic Butter Chicken is an amazing chicken recipe that’s quick, easy, and incredibly flavorful. It takes no more than 15-20 minutes and is prepared right on your stovetop. 

Tender chicken breasts are the star of this dish. Each piece is seared to golden perfection in a hot skillet, locking in those juicy, succulent flavors. Then comes the magic ingredient – a luscious garlic butter sauce. Chicken broth, butter and freshly minced garlic cloves are cooked in the residual chicken goodness, infusing the kitchen with an irresistible aroma. The chicken pieces are returned to the skillet while the sauce is coating each piece. The result is a great blend of flavors, the garlic adds a subtle kick while the butter lends a smooth, velvety finish.

For a touch of freshness, sprinkle chopped parsley over the dish and garnish with lemon slices. 

Serve this Garlic Butter Chicken with your favorite side dishes like a bed of fluffy rice, pasta, quinoa or alongside seasonal vegetables. The versatility of this dish makes it perfect for weeknight dinners or special occasions. 

With just a skillet and a handful of ingredients, you can  create this amazing Garlic Butter Chicken,  a dish that will surely become a family favorite. 

How to make garlic butter chicken

Start by cutting the chicken breast into ¾ inch (2cm) long strips, for even cooking. Season both sides with a pinch of salt, freshly ground pepper, and aromatic oregano.

Heat a generous 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Gently lay the seasoned chicken strips into the pan. Let them cook for about 4-6 minutes. Once they’re beautifully golden, flip them over for another 4-6 minutes of cooking. You want that perfect, mouthwatering color on both sides.

Place the cooked chicken onto a waiting plate while you work on the next step.

Now, in the same skillet, pour in the chicken broth, add minced garlic, the butter, a touch of paprika, and a hint of chili flakes for a gentle kick. Let it simmer for about a minute until the butter melts, and garlic is releasing its irresistible fragrance.

Gently reintroduce the golden chicken back into the skillet, letting it mingle with the bubbling garlic butter sauce. Coat each piece lovingly.

Turn off the heat and sprinkle some fresh parsley for a burst of color and flavor. If you’re feeling fancy, arrange some zesty lemon slices for an extra zest.

Now comes the best part, serve and savor. Pair it with your favorite side dishes and veggies.

Hope you will try this Garlic Butter Chicken recipe and if you do, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

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Garlic Butter Chicken - 15 minute recipe

Garlic Butter Chicken – Quick and Easy Chicken Recipe

5 from 4 votes
This Garlic Butter Chicken is an amazing chicken recipe that's quick, easy, and incredibly flavorful. It takes no more than 15-20 minutes and is prepared right on your stovetop.
Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 ½ pounds (700g) boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • dried oregano
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup  (56g) unsalted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1/4 tsp  (1g) paprika 
  • 1 tsp (1g) chili flakes
  • fresh parsley , for garnishing
  • lemon slices , for garnishing


  • Cut the chicken breast into ¾ inch (2cm) long strips. Season the chicken on both sides with salt, freshly ground pepper and oregano.
  • Heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken to the pan and cook for about 4-6 minutes. Flip the chicken and cook for another 4-6 minutes until golden brown. Check if the chicken is cooked through.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate until you prepare the garlic butter sauce.
  • In the same skillet, add the chicken broth, garlic, butter, paprika and chili flakes to the pan. Cook for about 1 minute until simmers, butter is melted and garlic releases its fragrance.
  • Transfer the chicken back into the skillet, and toss to coat with the garlic butter sauce.
  • Remove from heat, sprinkle fresh parsley and arrange some lemon slices if desired.
  • Enjoy with your favorite side dishes and veggies. Enjoy!



Serving: 1 serving out of 4Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 1.7gProtein: 38gFat: 19.5gSaturated Fat: 6.8gCholesterol: 133mgSodium: 381mgPotassium: 703mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.3gIron: 1mg
Calories: 343kcal
Course: dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, chicken, garlic

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  1. 5 stars
    I made this and it was phenomenal, just like all the other recipes from you I have tried. Showing the video gives me more confidence. You are awesome! One question and not on the food – the pic on the page above is gorgous, but the one connected to your site seems so severe! I’ve directed multiple people here and they are a little intimidated by that pic! I’ll keep cooking what you show no matter what – your excellent photography and love of cooking is evident. God Bless – Jean

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      That is a bit funny 🙂 I guess I’ve used the photo as it is one from the rare moments I get a professional make-up :)) But I think you are right, it doesn’t show the really me 🙂 I will try to change it soon 🙂 All the best, Ella

  2. 5 stars
    Just to clarify, I made this the minute I saw this in my email. Thankfully I had most of the ingredients ready to go as I was going to make something else. But what is life without adventure!

    1. Ella - Home Cooking Adventure Author says:

      So glad you tried this recipe:) My daughters really loved it too.

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