Webster Cook Nook: Garlic Butter Chicken
Recommended By Anna Hubbel (Editor, Webster Online)
“Holy crap, Anna!”
This is what my mom said to me after I made this Garlic Butter Chicken recipe (courtesy of Don’t Go Bacon My Heart).
The rest of the fam was quite pleased as well.
Suggestion: This dish goes very well with French or Italian bread for dipping in the garlic-buttery sauce.
2x 9oz/250g Chicken Breasts, brought close to room temp
1/4 cup / 40g Plain / All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup / 120ml Chicken Stock
6 tbsp / 90g / 3.2oz Unsalted Butter, divided into tbsp chunks
2 cloves of Garlic, minced/finely diced
1 tbsp finely diced Fresh Parsley
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Salt, plus more to taste
1/2 tsp Black Pepper, plus more to taste
1 Lemon, divided into 4 wedges (to serve)
In a shallow dish, combine 1/4 cup flour with 1 tsp garlic powder & salt and 1/2 tsp black pepper.
Butterfly your chicken breasts right through the center to make 4 even sized breasts. One by one dredge in the flour (press in the flour to get an even coverage), give them a shake then place to one side.
Add 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add in the chicken breasts and fry until golden on each side and white/piping hot through the center. Approx 3-5 min. each side depending on thickness. Place to one side.
Turn heat down to a medium and add garlic. Fry for 1-2 min. until it just begins to brown, then pour in stock. Use your wooden spoon to scrape off any flavor stuck to the pan, then add in your remaining 5 tbsp butter. Swiftly whisk as it melts to bind with the stock, it should turn slightly cloudy. Sprinkle in parsley and season to taste with salt & black pepper.
Allow to simmer for a few mins to thicken, then turn down heat to low and add back in chicken. Spoon over the sauce then serve up with extra sauce drizzled over and a squeeze of lemon juice to taste (optional).