Drool-Worthy Garlic Butter Baked Parmesan Chicken Recipe (5 Ingredients) by 30Seconds Food

Drool-Worthy Garlic Butter Baked Parmesan Chicken Recipe (5 Ingredients)

Garlic butter is delicious on so many things. Pour it over chicken breasts and add some Parmesan cheese and you've created something your family will love for dinner. In fact, this recipe is positively drool-worthy! This easy garlic butter baked chicken recipe has just five simple ingredients and is on the table in about 30 minutes. So easy and so delicious!

To make the garlic butter sauce, melt the butter in a saucepot and add the garlic. When the garlic is fragrant, add the parsley flakes, stir and remove from the heat. Pour the aromatic garlic butter over chicken breasts in a baking dish. Bake until the chicken is cooked through. Cooking time will vary due to variances in ovens and the thickness of the chicken breasts.

Serve this tasty gluten-free baked chicken breast recipe for dinner with your favorite side dishes.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes or fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

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Recipe Notes

  • You could use boneless chicken thighs for this recipe, but be sure to adjust the cooking time.
  • Try this recipe with different fresh or dried herbs.
  • For some spice, sprinkle the tops of the chicken with crushed red pepper flakes.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Put the chicken into a lightly oiled baking dish. 
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter. Add the garlic and cook over low heat, stirring, about 3 minutes. Add the parsley flakes and remove from the heat. Pour the garlic butter over the chicken breasts. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 375-degree F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken breasts are cooked through. 
  4. Sprinkle with the cheese and cook until cheese has melted and is beginning to brown.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 450

Total Fat: 33.4g

Saturated Fat: 18.4g

Cholesterol: 159mg

Sodium: 220mg

Total Carbohydrate: 3.5g

Dietary Fiber: 0.9g

Total Sugars: 0.3g

Protein: 34.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 176mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 406mg

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Elisa Schmitz
Wow, easy and delicious. I'm all about it! #yum
Teri Kravarik
What sides did you serve with it?
Donna John
Teri Kravarik , rice or potatoes to soak up the sauce and a fresh veggie. Broccolini was my choice!
Teri Kravarik
May I ask what you served it with?
Elisa Schmitz
We recommend rice or potatoes, to soak up the delicious sauce. We hope you enjoy this recipe, Teri Kravarik !
This is so yummy 😋
Dan Theo
That looks amazing!
Elisa Schmitz
So good. We hope you enjoy this easy, delicious recipe, josemanuelfernandezrubio and Dan Theo !
Barry And Mary Humfrey
Love its taste.......always feels amazing
Should this be covered while in the oven?
Donna John
Nope! No need to cover it. If you cover it, it won't get crispy.
DAC Developments
Such a great Recipe❤️️
Teresa Johnson
Can you substitute chicken thighs?
Donna John
Of course! They would be even moister.
Barry Humfrey Geraldton
Looking amazing and delicious as well
Karen Mehrtens
I made this the other night for my son, all I can is WOW! So delicious!! I did use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts because my son prefers them. I served them with rice and streamed asparagus with mushrooms. OH YUM!
Donna John
So glad you enjoyed the recipe! Hope you'll try some of our other chicken recipes, too. Karen Mehrtens
Dianna De La Nuez
Made this today for dinner easy and good served with rice
Elisa Schmitz
Wonderful, Dianna De La Nuez ! So happy you enjoyed this delicious recipe. Thanks for sharing, and for being part of our community!
Lori Hicks
I made this last night, it was horrible, not any taste at all, and the directions, were horrible, and the parmesan cheese didn't give it any flavor, thanks for ruining my dinner, I had such high hopes
Donna John
So sorry you didn't enjoy the recipe. I've made this several times and did not find it horrible at all. We enjoyed it over rice. I hope you'll try another one of our chicken recipes that better suits your tastes. Thanks for letting us know your thoughts.
Donna John
Also, can you let me know what part of the directions were confusing for you? It's a pretty simple prep, so wanted to know so if we need to make clarifications.
MJ Torrento Fairbrother
Not sure what the one reviewer was talking about, but we dined on this exact recipe last night and it was delish. The only difference in the recipe for us is we also added a little sprinkle of garlic salt to the chicken. The directions were very clear to me. Served with rice cooked in chicken bouillon and asparagus sprinkled with garlic salt and grated parmesan. 5 stars all the way!!!!!
Elisa Schmitz
That sounds delicious, MJ Torrento Fairbrother ! Thank you for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed this recipe. We also appreciate you sharing your slight modification and what you served it with. Sounds delicious! Thanks for your feedback and for being part of our community! Donna John
Lisa McKinney
My family loves this simple recipe. I mix it up sometimes by seasoning the chicken with a Greek or Italian blend or substitute fresh basil for the parsley. Also, I cut the chicken breast crosswise once or twice if they are larger so the butter, garlic and seasoning penetrates the meat better. Tonight I'm serving it with baked sweet potatoes, but we have had it with mashed or rice made a variety of ways.
Elisa Schmitz
That sounds delicious, Lisa McKinney ! Thank you for sharing your modifications with us, and for taking the time to share your feedback. We truly appreciate it. So glad you enjoy this recipe. Thanks for being part of our community!

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