Garlic Chicken

Friends, you know cooking and recipes are not my forté, but as I was making dinner the other night, it occurred to me that I could share with you the recipe for one of our favorite main dishes: Garlic Chicken.
I actually got this recipe from my good friend Robin about five years ago.  I was pregnant with Little Crafter, and she came over one day to help me make a whole bunch of freezer meals so that in the weeks after he was born, when people stopped bringing us meals, I could just pull things out of the freezer and heat them up.  This was one of the things she taught me to make, and boy is our family grateful!  
Now, you know that if I’m sharing a recipe, it must be easy with not too many ingredients, pretty quick, and lactose-free…this fits the bill on all three counts.  Here’s what you need:
– 1/3 cup butter {or apparently, “not butter”}
– 2 garlic cloves, minced
– 1 tsp garlic powder
– 1/4 tsp salt {oops, left that out of the photo}
– seasoned bread crumbs
– boneless, skinless chicken breasts {we often use Perdue Perfect Portions}

It’s extra fun if you have colorful measuring spoons like these that I got for Christmas, but totally not necessary. 😉  Oh, and can you see my cute little Cammie-made sugar canister sneaking into the pic?

STEP 1: Melt 1/3 cup butter in a small saucepan.

STEP 2: {while butter is melting} Combine minced garlic, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl.

STEP 3: Add melted butter and stir.

STEP 4: Dip each chicken breast into the butter/garlic mixture, thoroughly coating it, then into a bowl of seasoned bread crumbs.

STEP 5: Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake for 17 minutes at 350 degrees Farenheit.
*Note – that temperature and time is for the Perfect Portions, which are thinner than some chicken breasts you can buy.  If you have thicker ones, it may take 30-35 minutes.  Use the package instructions to determine cooking time!*

All done!  

ENJOY!  We usually pair ours with either white rice or orzo, which I season with butter, salt, and fresh rosemary and lavender.

 And, because I know you’re wondering, yes this is my for-real dinner plate.  Yes, I ate it all.  Plus seconds on the yummy orzo.  We’re not into fake food photo shoots around here, this is the real deal.  Which means I got that, “What on earth are you doing taking a picture of your dinner?!” look from hubby.  C’est la vie when you’re a blogger!

Anyway, this recipe is seriously delicious and pretty darn easy too.  I’d love to know what you think if you give it a try!

Hugs & Glitter {and apparently garlic too}!

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