One-Pan Garlic Butter Chicken Recipe
One-Pan Garlic Butter Chicken is an easy dinner made in under 20 minutes and full of flavor! Chicken and asparagus cooked in in a flavorful garlic butter sauce. This healthy one-pan meal is low carb and Keto-friendly. Keep this easy chicken recipe in your best recipe box for busy weeknights. This chicken recipe is one that the whole family loves! Winner winner chicken dinner!
ONE-PAN GARLIC BUTTER CHICKEN RECIPE
To say I enjoyed my holidays might be an understatement. It’s that time of year when the gym is packed and everyone is searching for easy healthy recipes to meet their nutritional goals.
This chicken recipe is simple but full of flavor. Healthy but still tastes like comfort food. Easy enough for a weeknight!
The seasonings are simple. Salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Do I have to use boneless chicken breasts in this recipe? No. You can use chicken thighs or chicken tenders in this dish.
Asparagus is a great veggie for one-pan meals because it cooks quickly.
DO I HAVE TO USE ALL THE BUTTER?
Ever since I’ve done the Keto diet I’m not afraid of fat like butter. If you want, you can definitely cut the butter down for this recipe.
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT VEGGIE?
Asparagus works great here but you can also use broccoli, zucchini, green beans, or even Brussels sprouts.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH THIS?
This is a full meal in itself but if you want to spread it out serve over rice or cauliflower rice for a low-carb option.
OTHER CHICKEN DINNERS:
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Mini Chicken Chimichangas
- Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice
- Greek Sheet Pan Dinner
- Classic Chicken Fajitas
- One-Pan Mexican Chicken and Rice
- One-Pan Chicken Fajita Rice
- Chicken Pot Pie Soup
- Baked Chicken Chimichangas
- Creamy Chicken Noodle Skillet
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce
One-Pan Garlic Butter Chicken
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt, (see note)
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon sriracha
- 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
- 1 lb asparagus, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, minced
- Place chicken in a medium bowl and toss with the spices (salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and pepper).
- In a large skillet, melt over medium low heat half of the butter (1/4 cup) and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
- Cook the chicken in the butter until all sides are golden brown being careful not to burn the butter. Add 1 teaspoon of minced garlic and Italian seasoning and cook for about 30 seconds. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
- In the same skillet increase heat to medium high, add the remaining 1 teaspoon minced garlic then add the chicken broth to deglaze the pan. Add the remaining 1/4 cup butter, lemon juice, and sriracha.
- Add the asparagus and cook to desired tenderness. Add the chicken back to the pan and stir for another minute to reheat. Garnish the chicken and asparagus with parsley and lemon slices. Serve.
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This was delicious! We ended up cooking green beans with it and cooked them in the microwave. The chicken and the sauce came out beautifully. The fresh lemon really brightened up the sauce!
This was wonderful! So easy and tasty! My husband liked it so much and asked me to put it in our regular rotation recipes. Very glad to come across this.
Thank you so much.
This was delicious! I used a combo of chicken breast and thighs because it’s what ai had on hand. I took the asparagus out when it was done and then let the sauce cook down and thicken up for a few minutes. Added everything back in, and YUM! My picky eaters were in love. Thank you!
Is there a substitute for butter or a way to reduce the amount of butter?thank you!!
You could definitely cut the butter in half if you want.
This was a winner for the family! It will be on repeat for sure! I did add extra garlic and onion powder to the chicken since we like a lot of flavor but it’s a perfect one pan meal!!!!
Thanks. Great additions!
Can anyone speak to how spicy this is? Or has anyone made it omitting the sriracha? Sounds amazing to me but my kids might just see the Sriracha come out of the cabinet and decide it’s “too spicy!”
My husband and 2 toddlers gobbled this. I served it over pasta and sprinkled a little bit of parm, it was a great meal!
So happy to hear!
We chose this recipe to host a weekly family “zoom” dinner due to covid. Everyone enjoyed the meal. Thank you for the recipe. It’s a keeper 😊
A winner with my family. My husband can be a little picky, but he declared this to be delicious. We all devoured it! (By the way, hubby has lost twelve pounds on the keto diet and a lot of the recipes I use to cook with….and our favorites….come from this site; they’re consistently easy and GOOD! My son has lost twenty five pounds as well, and this has been a tremendous help since he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes……A1C has dropped and he doesn’t need meds!)
Wow. That is amazing Vicki! I have seen the Keto diet change lives. My husband has a passion for it.
It was okay. Mine came out watery and white like one of the other reviews. Too much butter when initially cooking the chicken. It tasted fine, a little like chicken scampi. Probably would have again, just tweaking the measurements.
I love this recipe but mine is so watery and white, not like the picture so I feel like I did something wrong??
Was your chicken frozen or watery? The first step is when you brown the chicken so make sure your heat is high enough to get a good sear.
I loved this meal this was my daughters favorite dinner and the chicken was perfectly made.
Yay!! That’s great.
Making this meal was not difficult. The ingredients was fairly simple and the directions where understandable. I was happy to find this recipe. I am going to enjoy eating this meal.
This has got to be the most bland chicken I have ever eaten. Wow, I am so surprised by the reviews!! You guys what is up with your taste buds?? 😬😳I had to modify basically change the recipe so that my non picky family would eat it. If you are used to flavor and spices skip this chicken. I really am considering starting a food blog and adding my home recipes.
I have never read such a horrible, hateful review in my life. There are so many ways to give your opinion about something in a constructive and polite way… you went out of your way to be mean. Do you speak to people this way face to face? If a friend served you dinner… would you say these things to her? I imagine if the answer was yes, you would have no friends to serve you dinner.
I certainly hope you do start a food blog so that you can get a really good taste of your own medicine. There seem to be a million of you Karen’s out there and you’re all in food blog comment sections.
So glad you told the truth as you saw it. It was professional and polite. I would back your communication skills any day, any time. You ROCK!!! Good luck with your endeavors and may others learn from this.
I’m sorry you didn’t like it. You can definitely add spices if you would like. I would love to visit your blog one day!
I appreciate your review because I’m having my extended family over for dinner tonight and wanted to make this but my mom has become so sensitive to any type of spices, even citrus, since she has been on chemotherapy and I was worried about the siracha. A couple other reviews said they added extra spices so between your review and theirs I think it will be okay for my sensitive mom and am going to give it a try. I am like you- I love a lot of flavor and a lot of spice- so I’ll probably keep the siracha on the table for those who’d like more of a kick. Thank you!
This was delicious, wouldn’t change a thing! Definitely would recommend
Do you have to cut the chicken into pieces? Can you leave them whole?
The recipe says to cut them into bite sized pieces. I suppose you could leave them whole, they will just take longer to cook.
Great meal! Served it over jasmine rice with garlic naan. Loved how quickly it all came together. Definitely one for the rotation. Thanks for the recipe.
Are the nutrition facts including the asparagus? Also, your nutrition facts are stated for 1g? One gram? That seems off.
Sorry the recipe card was transferred and changed it to 1g. The recipe has 4 servings and the facts are for 1 serving. It does include the asparagus.
Made this dish tonight. Hubs loved it. I didn’t have asparagus so I used zucchini I had on hand. I really think you could use most any green vegetable. I stayed true to the recipe. I didn’t have fresh parsley so I used dried. This recipe is highly adaptable to small changes. Easy to make on a rushed weeknight. Served with garlic cauliflower rice. It was fantastic!
This recipe was sooo delicious! I followed it almost exactly except left out the hot sauce (I have a 3-year old). Everyone loved it. I will definitely be making this again many times.
Taste delicious and was very easy to make!
Didn’t have any asparagus so tried it with string beans and it was delicious with some garlic roasted potatoes!
So glad you liked it!
loved this. we used broccoli instead since we had no asparagus
We made this recipe this past week and loved it. My husband asked me to make it again tonight.
I’m trying to figure out if I can slow cook it because I want to make things easier today. 😂
Sure! I think you could but I haven’t tried it to be sure.
I made this yummy dish tonight. Perfect for a savory meal on a cold winter night. My husband love’s sriracha on everything. So it was a win for me. We will definitely be eating it again.
Delicious recipe but definitely takes longer than 20 minutes
Ok. Sorry it took longer for you.
Made this last night for dinner and it was amazing! The only thing I changed was I used honey sriracha (Heinz) and it tasted amazing! My boyfriend even said how good it was!!!!!
Delicious! Added roasted garlic cloves at the end. (That I roasted beforehand.) So good. Made it vegan. Vegan “chicken” pieces, vegan butter (miyokos European style vegan butter), vegan “chicken” broth. So good.
We actually omitted the parsley because we had is with a side of “enfrijoladas” tortillas simmered in pinto beans & bean broth. We were just trying to use what we had on hand. I turned out so good!
Very good recipe! Little tip: add the chicken in batches to get a good browning instead of them all at once or you risk them steaming more. I used white wine instead of the broth just to enhance the flavor a bit. Excellent meal that was loved by all!
It’s nice to see some options for people with different types on diet for this chickenrecipe. And some of the ingredients could easily be swapped for more local, more available and even healthier alternatives when possible. Great recipe!
I also had too much liquid to brown the chicken but it was still delicious
Made this for dinner tonight. Was a gugr hit. Will be making it again.
Awesome! Glad to hear that!
You are totally right about the salt. I used table salt, and salted butter. It about killed me, but my family said it was the best chicken they ever had at home! Thank you.
Yeah it’s a deal breaker.
Outstanding, we loved this. Chicken was so tender. Served with rice. Did not have onion powder, so used onion salt (one tsp) and skipped kosher salt. Will definitely add to our g0- to’s.
AWesome to hear.
Just delicious! Shared the dish with my husband who said he could eat it 3 nights a week! PS- he’s fussy. Awesome meal- will mane again. Paired with Justin Cabernet.
That’s a win!
This was easy, delicious, and very flavorful! Will definitely be in the rotation. Thank you.
I didn’t have any thing on hand but fresh spinach so I wilted the spinach in that delicious sauce and served the chicken over and it was to die for!
Yum. Sounds great!
I made this recipe for dinner tonight. We were so please with the flavor and I liked it because it was an easy to do recipe. I like how it was cooked in one pan. Easy clean up. Really good!
There are 4 servings so I just divide it into 4.
How many servings is this?
This serves four!
Shoot! Prints for me. Maybe try a different browser?
I am not sure where I went wrong. After adding the butter and oil in the beginning my chicken wouldn’t brown. There was too much liquid in the pan I think for it to brown. Did I just not give it enough time?
How big was your pan? That’s strange? If it was drowning it won’t brown.
Mine didn’t brown either. Pretty much looks like boiled chicken. Sad.
This was amazing! Hubby even liked it and he’s super picky. We didn’t have asparagus so I substituted in potatoes. Yummy!
Awesome to hear!
AMAZING. I used 1/4 cup salted butter and no salt. Served with a baked sweet potato sprinkled with cinnamon.
Great! Thank you!
Prepared with carrots instead of asparagus and it was a hit! Left out the hot sauce too.
Glad you liked it!
Recipe looks great and will be trying tonight.
The site is incredibly hard to use if trying to print the recipe!! Old school. LOL
Thank you for a great looking dish.
You can screen shot on your phone snd recipe will save in your photos
What if you dont have lemon juice
Very good but I made a few additions. I added cream to thicken sauce and soaked the chicken in buttermilk to soften it. I padded it dry and then added seasonings before frying. Yummy served with Gnocchis.
Gnocchi sounds great!
This is my new go-to recipe for chicken! And I’ve learned to like asparagus after all these years!
Haha well with butter sauce you can’t go wrong.
This was yummy. I used about half the amount of butter which was plenty. Next time I’ll decrease the amount of salt. All in all this is a keeper.
Did you use kosher salt? Table salt will be too salty.
Super quick! Super easy! Made with Brussels sprouts. Hubby said “best quick dish ever.” He always gets a little nervous with cut up chicken because he is afraid it will dry out but nope!! All good! Served with rice. So much flavor!
This was awesome! So delicious! I served it with gluten free penne pasta, and with Parmesan cheese. Yum
I made an attempt at this recipe. We no sriracha so mixed up ketchup, red pepper and garlic butter. No one here like asparagus, so I used carrots and zucchini. Turned out good, but it wasn’t very saucy so we made do. It was really good though. Thank you for the recipe.
Can I use salted butter? Any changes?
Yes but I recommend using less salt in the actual recipe.
Yes but you need to cut down on the salt in the recipe.
Did anyone have trouble browning the chicken ? For some reason my chicken let out alot of liquid so it really didnt get to brown … maybe my pan is too small?
try sautéing the chicken at a higher temperature 😉
My husband is pickier than our kids so dinners are a challenge. They ALL loved this recipe. Thank you!!!
Thank you for this tasty, quick recipe the family loves. Will definitely make it again.
Turned out great
I followed the directions. The chicken cooked though before it browned.
Just cook until it’s done. Brown is just an indicator.
Looking for a quick chicken recipe I came across this and so glad I did! It was delicious! I substituted with vegetable stock, broccoli and cauliflower as that’s what I had on hand. My husband loved it! Definitely will make again. Thanks!
Awesome to hear that!
I made this with green beans instead and added extra sriracha sauce and it was a hit!
I bet green beans are great!
Very tasty! My two year old loved it!
So happy to hear that!
Found this recipe at the last minute before heading to the store, and it turned out being one of my favorites I’ve ever made! The single pan is super easy and the sauce tasted great. I highly recommend it, it was quick too.
Awesome thank you!
I made this for dinner tonight and it was a hit with my husband. I added extra chicken broth so I would have more sauce because I put this over angel-hair pasta for my husband. I personally just ate the chicken and asparagus and it was delicious. I will definitely make this again.
Awesome to hear this!
My 2 young kids are picky eaters, I put the chicken and sauce over some white rice, and the devoured it. They didnt eat the asparagus, but I already knew they wouldn’t. My oldest, my wife and I really loved this. Very easy to cook
That makes me happy to hear!
Just made this tonight with broccoli as I didn’t have asparagus. It is a keeper! We all loved it. One note: I doubled the recipe and next time I would not double the chicken broth for deglazing.
Thanks for the feedback.
This was an instant favorite with my family! We served it with rice for the carb eaters. The sauce with the lemon and sriracha is outstanding! Might add more veggies next time but definitely saving this one.
So happy to hear this!
Fast, easy and delicious. I didn’t have asparagus and sriracha. So added mix vegetables to it and was delicious. My mother-in-law love it and asked me for the recipe.
So glad you liked it!
Amazing Recipe. I am glad I came through this post. Lots of love from Mubeenz Comic Cooking
Do you know the serving size and calories in this?
There are 4 servings so just the whole dish divided by 4. I would use MyFitnessPal to enter the ingredients since brands vary so much.
My comment is mainly on the chicken and sauce as I cooked the asparagus separately. I used plant-based butter and lemon-pepper seasoning as I did not have Italian seasoning on hand. The sauce came out a light lemony, buttery taste and my husband and daughter loved it. I caught them sipping on the sauce in between bites. This recipe goes great with rice. This will be one of the recipes on rotation in my kitchen. Thanks for sharing!
So happy to hear that!
I don’t have Sriracha, is there a substitute I can use?
Your choice of hot sauce? It just adds a kick. Add your favorite spicy seasoning or sauce.
Thanks! I ended up using cayenne pepper and it turned out great! I’ve made it a couple times and it’s what I’m making tonight for dinner! My family loves it 🙂
My 15 yo is incredibly picky and never likes sauces or gravy on his food. I always cook things like this with just the spices and then separate some for him before I make the sauce. He likes this sauce!!! Definitely a first for us! Adding this to my list of approved recipes.
Awesome to hear that!
I tripled all of the ingredients (except for chicken and butter) because I wanted more sauce. Instead of the then 1 1/2 cups of chicken broth I used 2 cups. It was amazing, I’m sure it will be wonderful as written too. Even my brother liked it and he is a super picky eater! It may look and smell like the spices will be overpowering, but they aren’t. I also added 4 servings of angel hair when I added the chicken back in. I also used broccoli and nixed the siracha. Amazing base recipe, I just like to change things up.
Thanks for your feedback Samantha!
This was pretty tasty. I’d use thinner asparagus next time (I used some pretty thick pieces) and more than 1# of chicken, just didn’t seem like it was enough, but that’s just my preference.
Thanks for the feedback!
This was so good! Everyone loved it! I doubled the recipe for our family if 5 and cooked the chicken in two different batches. I loved the seasoning on the chicken. I may even use that sometime without adding the sauce and asparagus. 😁
So glad you liked it!
is chicken broth optional
This recipe looks delicious! Unfortunately I do not like asparagus (wish I did). Do you think I could substitute green beans or broccoli? I love your blog, have been following you for years😃
Hi there! I don’t see a reply yet but I am planning on using fresh green beans since I am not an asparagus fan.
I used zucchini instead of asparagus, you can sub in any veg
I used broccoli, and it was amazing!!
Made this tonight- turned out really good! Not a fan of spicy, but I put the sriracha in anyways, and it was just right- not too hot! I’m not a great cook, so it seemed like a lot of steps to make it, but worth it in the end. Thanks! 🙂
This is such a perfect weeknight meal! I need to add this to the menu for next week!
Thank you Paige!