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Chicken bites in a pan with garlic and butter sauce.
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5 from 3 votes

Garlic Butter Chicken

This Garlic Butter Chicken is a quick, 15-minute dinner idea for busy weekdays or meal prep. Chicken is cut into bites, and cooked in butter with the addition of baking soda that tenderizes the meat and helps it brown perfectly!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic butter chicken
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 330kcal
Author: Anna


  • 1 ½ lbs chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Cut the chicken into cutlets or bite-size pieces. Season with salt, pepper and paprika.
  • In a skillet, heat up 1 tablespoon of butter and olive oil.
  • Add chicken and cook on one side for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip or stir and sprinkle baking soda on the meat. Stir everything together. Cook until the chicken is nicely browned.
  • Remove chicken onto a plate and set aside.
  • To the skillet, add garlic and 2 tablespoons of butter.
  • Cook until garlic is golden brown and fragrant. Add the last tablespoon of butter, stir in to melt, and return the chicken to the skillet.
  • Stir to coat every piece of chicken with the sauce.
  • Serve.


  • Any leftovers should be stored in a container with a lid, in the fridge, for up to 4 days.
  • Baking soda raises the pH level on the surface of the meat. It tenderizes the meat so it stays juicy.
  • Please note, that the nutrition value can vary depending on what product you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 139mg | Sodium: 524mg | Potassium: 649mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 463IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg