Simple Baked Chicken

    1 hour 10 min

    This chicken dish is easy to assemble and creates the most delicious aromas when in the oven. It's one of our family's favourites. Serve with wild rice if desired.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 skin-on, bone-in chicken breast fillets
    • 60g butter
    • 1 tablespoon dried basil
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place chicken breasts in a lightly greased 23x33cm or similar sized baking dish or roasting pan. Dot each breast with 15g butter, then season with dried basil and garlic salt to taste.
    3. Bake at 180 C / Gas 4 for approximately 1 to 1 1/4 hours.

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    My family and I loved this recipe. I used skinless chicken breast and the chicken came out so moist. The smell of it cooking was a temptation for the taste to come. It was a very easy recipe. ******  -  25 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful recipe. Everything was excellent and very easy to make. I followed some of the recommendations and mixed the butter and seasonings together prior to baking. I also added some lemon juice in the bottom of the pan. I think the lemon juice added the finishing touch!! Husband loved it and says it's a definite keeper. Thank you for the recipe.  -  18 Dec 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    this was awesome!!! I mixed the butter together with the herbs - added lemon pepper and thyme - and then put a good sized dollop of the herbed butter on each breast. Also, a note on the cooking time - if you raise the temp to 375 and cover the dish with foil, it lowers the cooking time to 30-35 minutes and the chicken comes out cooked through but SOOOO juicy and tender!! thanks!!  -  24 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)