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Simple Cheddar-Garlic Chicken Bake: Minimal Prep, Maximum Flavor

Garlic, butter, cheddar, and Parmesan cheese add tons of flavor to this extra-crispy chicken!
Simple Cheddar-Garlic Chicken Bake: Minimal Prep, Maximum Flavor

This crispy-on-the-outside, while tender-on-the-inside chicken is quick and easy to make, and using Panko breadcrumbs makes it extra crunchy. Bathing the chicken breasts in garlic butter adds a ton of flavor, and the cheddar Parmesan breadcrumbs make the breading extra special!

Simple Cheddar-Garlic Chicken Bake

Ingredients For Cheddar Garlic Chicken Breasts

  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper

Simple Cheddar-Garlic Chicken Bake: Minimal Prep, Maximum Flavor

How To Make One-Pan Cheddar Garlic Chicken Breast

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Make the garlic butter: combine the melted butter, garlic powder, onion powder, and minced garlic in a shallow dish.
  3. Make the breading: combine the Panko breadcrumbs, grated cheddar, and grated Parmesan in a second shallow dish.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and dip it in the garlic butter to cover both sides, then into the breadcrumbs and coat on both sides. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper, and bake for 30-35 minutes or until fully cooked.

Simple Cheddar-Garlic Chicken Bake: Minimal Prep, Maximum Flavor

Simple Cheddar-Garlic Chicken Bake: Minimal Prep, Maximum Flavor

Freeze and Reheat These Chicken Breasts

Let them cool down completely before placing them in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat in the oven after thawing to keep them crispy.

What Can I Serve With This Chicken?

You can add a side of Spanish rice, mashed potatoes, steamed veggies, or salad.

Simple Cheddar-Garlic Chicken Bake: Minimal Prep, Maximum Flavor

Simple Cheddar-Garlic Chicken Bake: Minimal Prep, Maximum Flavor

Simple Cheddar-Garlic Chicken Bake: Minimal Prep, Maximum Flavor

Garlic, butter, cheddar, and Parmesan cheese add tons of flavor to this extra-crispy chicken!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 SERVINGS
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Shallow bowls
  • Silicone mat or parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp butter, melted
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 4 oz skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • Make the garlic butter: combine the melted butter, garlic powder, onion powder, and minced garlic in a shallow dish.
  • Make the breading: combine the Panko breadcrumbs, grated cheddar, and grated Parmesan in a second shallow dish.
  • Season the chicken with salt and pepper and dip it in the garlic butter to cover both sides, then into the breadcrumbs and coat on both sides. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or parchment paper, and bake for 30-35 minutes or until fully cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 94mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 2IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Use Chicken Thighs Instead Of Breasts?

Yes, you can. But keep in mind chicken thighs take longer to cook than chicken breasts so you might need to add more time to the baking time.

How Can I Make Chicken Nuggets With This Recipe?

Cut the chicken breasts into 2-inch pieces, dip them into the butter and the breading, then start checking for doneness around the 15-minute baking time.

How Can I Make The Chicken Crispy?

To make it extra crispy, bake them on a rack placed on top of a baking sheet. This allows air to flow all around the chicken breasts.

This Chicken Is Sometimes Mushy, How Can I Prevent This?

You can prevent this by using the rack on top of the baking sheet method. This prevents the chicken from touching the baking sheet and from steam forming on the bottom and making the chicken mushy.

Can I Make This Dish Less Garlicky If I’m Not A Fan Of Strong Garlic Flavor?

To make it less garlicky, use half the amount of fresh garlic and garlic powder.

Can I Make This Recipe Healthier?

You can spray the chicken breasts with cooking spray instead of dipping them in butter, and use reduced-fat cheese.

Simple Cheddar-Garlic Chicken Bake: Minimal Prep, Maximum Flavor

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