This family friendly easy recipe combines chicken breasts and baby potatoes in fresh garlic butter sauce topped with mozzarella.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, butter chicken, chicken, dinner, garlic chicken
Yield: 4
Calories: 359kcal
Author: xelila


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • I lb. baby potatoes if larger than one inch slice in half
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper or less to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup shredded Italian blend


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Salt and pepper both side of the chicken breasts and place in single layer in casserole dish. Top with with baby potatoes.
  • In large skillet melt butter over low heat. Add garlic and cook until fragrant; about 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  • Pour garlic butter over chicken and potatoes. Sprinkle with half the crushed pepper and half the dried parsley.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until chicken is almost cooked through. Top evenly with both cheeses and the rest of the crushed pepper and dried parsley. Bake an additional 3-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Turn broiler on the last minute of cooking to lightly brown the tops.


  • Stay close by when the broiler is on. They are unpredictable.
  • Season to your taste. If you like a lot of spicy seasoning be generous with the crushed red pepper.Keep the children in mind if you are serving them. If you have a delicate palate skip the crushed red pepper and go for something more mild like rosemary or thyme.