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Moist Garlic Chicken

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


  • 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)


  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • willet5
    Feb 21, 2017

    Delicious and easy - my favorite kind of entree! Thanks!

  • janetcarney67
    Apr 21, 2014

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

  • htimm
    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.

  • Aula
    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.

  • millieanne
    Apr 9, 2013

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

  • ckbkjunkie
    Jan 12, 2013

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

  • deannasnz
    May 29, 2012

    We loved this! I'll definitely be making it again soon.

  • hschuyler
    Mar 1, 2011


  • Brenda2772
    Jan 19, 2011

    My son is a garlic fiend. He loved this!

  • Classicrock
    Jun 24, 2010

    To achieve a somewhat crunchy coating, I cooked the chicken, covered, for 25 min., then uncovered, for 12 min. Next time I'll try covered for 20 and uncovered for 10. -Lori in WI.