Moist Garlic Chicken Recipe
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Moist Garlic Chicken Recipe

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I created this version of oven-baked chicken by modifying a recipe to match my family's love of garlic with chicken. Just coat the chicken, pop it into the oven and forget it. The crispy coating really stays on. My family always enjoys this flavorful main dish.—Jan Walls, Dover, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • Dash pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 259 calories, 11g fat (0g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 483mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0g fiber), 31g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 4 lean mea


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine butter, garlic, garlic powder and salt if desired. In another bowl, combine bread crumbs, cheeses and pepper. Dip chicken in butter mixture, then coat with crumb mixture.
  2. Place in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Cover and bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Moist Garlic Chicken in Taste of Home August/September 1999, p44

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Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"I've used this recipe for years, and my family loves it!!!"

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"This was delicious and another great way to cook chicken in the oven. The smells when cooking are great and the garlic flavor is perfect. Definitely will keep making this."

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2013

"Outstanding flavor! I agree with the others re leaving uncovered the last 20 minutes.

Thank you for printing such a wonderful recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"Really Easy. VERY moist - even when internal temp is well above 170. My picky toddler loved it."

Reviewed Jan. 12, 2013

"This was so easy and delicious. The best garlic flavored food I have ever eaten."

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