Lets face it. Chicken can be very boring. My family eats a lot of chicken and I’m always trying to figure out a new way to fix it. Mix it up a bit, but not make it so complicated that I’m spending too much time in the kitchen. One easy way for me was to add two simple ingredients of butter and garlic to chicken and bake. Simple, easy and really good. Perfect to serve guests and quick enough for any family meal.
We buy a lot of chicken breasts at Sam’s to save money and I want to make sure that they will store well in the freezer for a long time. Even though that’s a lot of chicken for just the two of us, chicken breasts last much longer in the freezer using the Handheld FoodSaver.
I love this small and very inexpensive kitchen appliance. The quart bags will hold 2 chicken breasts nicely and they go on sale often at the FoodSaver website. Create an Account to receive their sale notices and Free Shipping is offered too.
I’ve never had meat go bad or freezer burn using this system. I use it for bulk purchases of ground beef, steaks, and pork chops. I also love the idea it will fit in a drawer and I don’t have another appliance using up counter space.
There is really nothing hard about this recipe. Its one of those recipes that will make you smile when you bring it out of the oven. The whole family will love you for it!
Yes, I know you use a stick of butter for this recipe, but for a serving, you are eating a very small amount. But the flavor it adds to this meal! And the fresh rosemary just puts it over the top.
Butter Garlic Baked Chicken
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1 stick of butter
- 6 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 tbsp of fresh rosemary leaves
- 1/2 cup or more of Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Spray your casserole dish
Season chicken with salt and pepper and arrange in a single layer in your casserole dish
Add butter to skillet and melt over medium heat
Stir in garlic and cook for just a couple of minutes or until lightly brown; stirring often. DO NOT let the garlic burn
Stir in the rosemary and remove from heat
Pour over the chicken
Bake for about 30 minutes or until chicken internal temperature is 165 degrees F.
Sprinkle the cheese on top and cook for a couple more minutes or until the cheese melts
Serve with just a bit of the butter garlic over each breast
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