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garlic butter chicken

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Garlic Butter Chicken is a flavorful and easy dish that’s perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Here’s a simple recipe to make Garlic Butter Chicken:

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon paprika

2 tablespoons olive oil

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)

1/2 cup chicken broth

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

Prepare the Chicken:

Season the chicken breasts with salt, pepper, and paprika on both sides.

Cook the Chicken:

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.

Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 5-7 minutes per side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.

Make the Garlic Butter Sauce:

In the same skillet, reduce the heat to medium and add 2 tablespoons of butter.

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Once the butter is melted, add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.

Add the chicken broth to the skillet, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Allow it to simmer for about 2 minutes.

Stir in the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce starts to thicken.

Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the grated Parmesan cheese. Continue to cook until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.

Combine Chicken and Sauce:

Return the chicken breasts to the skillet, spooning the garlic butter sauce over them.

Let the chicken simmer in the sauce for a few minutes to absorb the flavors.

Serve:

Garnish with fresh parsley before serving.

Serve the Garlic Butter Chicken with your favorite side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, rice, or steamed vegetables.

Tips:

You can add more vegetables to the dish, such as spinach or mushrooms, for extra flavor and nutrition.

Adjust the amount of garlic to your taste preference.

For a lighter version, you can use half-and-half instead of heavy cream.

Enjoy your delicious Garlic Butter Chicken!

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