Garlic Cheddar Chicken

Dress up your standard school night chicken breasts with this Garlic Cheddar Chicken recipe. Garlic butter is the star of the show in this breaded chicken dish that delivers big garlic and cheese flavor that adults and kids will all love.

Garlic Cheddar Chicken

3.8 from 12 votes

The promise of a breaded chicken dish featuring a star ingredient like garlic butter had my taste buds excited for a burst of robust flavors. I knew that this recipe would be a hit with both adults and kids, making it a perfect choice for a family-friendly meal.


  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs

  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley

  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – pounded thin


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat, and cook the garlic until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • In a shallow bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Cheddar cheese, parsley, oregano, pepper, and salt.
  • Dip each chicken breast in the garlic butter to coat, then press into the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the coated chicken breasts in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Drizzle with any remaining butter and top with any remaining bread crumb mixture.
  • Bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

As I prepared the ingredients, the aroma of garlic filled my kitchen, adding a fragrant touch to the dish. The combination of garlic and cheddar hinted at the delightful cheesy goodness that awaited us.

Once the chicken breasts were breaded and coated in the garlic butter mixture, I could already envision the golden and crispy exterior that would envelop the tender chicken inside.

As the Garlic Cheddar Chicken cooked in the oven, the wonderful scents wafted through the air, building anticipation for the flavorful meal that was about to be served. The melding of garlic and cheddar created a symphony of flavors that would leave everyone’s taste buds dancing with delight.

With each bite, the savory garlic butter and melted cheddar coating enhanced the natural juiciness of the chicken, resulting in a succulent and satisfying dish. The combination of flavors pleased both the grown-ups and the little ones at the table, making it a true crowd-pleaser.

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