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Easy Skillet Garlic Butter Chicken

Juicy chicken is cooked in a succulent garlic butter sauce.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 372kcal


  • 1 pound (454g) chicken breast boneless, skinless cut into cubes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup (113g) butter
  • ½ cup (118ml) chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste


Raw Chicken Instructions

  • Season cubed chicken with salt, pepper and onion powder.
  • Melt ¼ cup of butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet.
  • Add the chicken cooking in the butter until all sides are golden brown and the chicken is cooked through.
  • Move chicken to one side, melt the remaining butter, mix in the garlic paste and cook for 20 seconds until the garlic is fragrant, then stir in the broth.
  • Mix the sauce with chicken, making sure to coat well.
  • Switch off the heat and serve.

Leftover Chicken Instructions

  • Season leftover chicken.
  • In a pan on medium heat, sauté the garlic paste and butter until bubbly. (skip the oil).
  • Add the chicken and the broth and sauté until the chicken is warmed through and well coated in the sauce.


  • Cut the chicken into even-sized cubes for even cooking. 
  • When cooking chicken in the butter, keep the chicken moving around the pan to coat it on all sides and cook it evenly. 
  • Don’t let the heat get too high or the butter may begin to burn.
  • Use a wooden spoon to scrape up any bits when you add the broth. This deglazing process will add tons of flavor.
  • Always check for doneness with a meat thermometer. The internal temperature should be 165F / 74C when inserted into the thickest part of chicken breasts.
  • Storage - keep in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • There are 10 WW Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving of this.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 443mg | Potassium: 467mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 744IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg