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Garlic Butter Chicken

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For the chicken

  • 1 pound of chicken breasts

  • 1 teaspoon EACH salt garlic powder, or oregano

  • 1 /2 teaspoon EACH black pepper chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1/4 cup butter divided

  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced

  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon crushed pepper

  • 3-4 cups broccoli florets or broccolini

  • ¼ cup water or chicken stock

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice or juice of ½ lemon


  • Cut chicken breasts in half horizontally (to make 4 pieces total). Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and chili powder.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet or cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter along with the chicken breasts. Cook chicken breasts 4-5 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through.

  • Remove chicken breasts from the pan and add the remaining 2 tablespoons butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, and crushed pepper flakes. Stir for 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant and add the broccoli, water, and lemon juice to the pan. Cook broccoli 2-3 minutes or just until cooked.

  • Return chicken to the pan and garnish with parsley, cilantro, or lemon if desired. Serve immediately.

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