Buttery Baked Chicken

Creamy Buttery Baked Chicken is simple and full of flavor. It is another great dinner idea for any occasion!!

I cook with chicken breasts A LOT. It’s probably our go-to meat. With that being said, I have a lot of favorite baked chicken breast recipes, like Salsa Chicken, Creamy Swiss Chicken Bake, BBQ Baked Chicken, and this Buttery Baked Chicken!

Close up image of butter baked chicken recipe

Butter-Y + Delicious

Dinner is a great meal, and it’s something I look forward to, but more often than not, I usually want to make something easy and semi-quick.

I’m either looking for a good crock pot meal or something simple because it’s hard to want to slave over an intricate meal after a long busy day. Fortunately, today’s recipe is one that is quick and takes little prep time!

If your family likes chicken, then you’ll definitely want to try this Buttery Baked Chicken. With butter, evaporated milk and cream of chicken soup, it’s another chicken dinner winner.

Buttery Baked Chicken is great over rice or pasta, served with Roasted Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes, or any type of salad. It’s a heavenly meal!

Ingredients for butter chicken recipe in white bowls

How to make Buttery Baked Chicken

CHICKEN. Dip each chicken piece in a bowl filled with about ⅛ of your evaporated milk. Coat well and then roll it in the flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Melt butter in 9×13 pan and cook the chicken in the melted butter for 1 hour at 350°F.

SAUCE. Mix together water, can of soup, and the rest of your evaporated milk.

BAKE. After chicken has been baking for 1 hour, turn chicken and pour soup mixture on top. Bake for 30 more minutes until golden brown. Serve as is. Creamy and Delish!!

Chicken dredged in flour and in baking dish with butter

TIPS + Variations

Dry chicken? Because of the butter that the chicken is cooking in, it should not dry out. I have never had it dry out before, but if you would like to cover the pan to prevent it from drying out, you can. However, I would remove it towards the end of the cook time to let the chicken brown.

Recipe Variations:

  • Squeeze some fresh lemon on top.
  • Melt a little bit of your favorite cheese (shredded) on the chicken the last few minutes of cooking.
  • Add some rosemary or thyme. Or season it to your personal taste.
  • Use chicken thighs in this recipe if you prefer.
Butter baked chicken recipe close up

FAQ

How to store leftovers? STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last in the fridge for 3-5 days.

How to reheat? REHEAT it in the microwave until heated through.

How to make this in the crock pot? Just put the melted butter into the crockpot and the prepared chicken pieces on top of it. Cook for 4-5 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low.

Half way through the cooking time, turn each piece over and pour in the soup mixture. Cook for the remaining time.

Butter chicken in a white casserole dish

For more great Baked Chicken recipes:

Buttery Baked Chicken Recipe

5 from 15 votes
Creamy Buttery Baked Chicken is simple and full of flavor. It is another great dinner idea for any occasion!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 709 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can evaporated milk 12 oz
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Dip each chicken piece in a bowl filled with about ⅛ of your evaporated milk. Coat well and then roll it in the flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • Melt butter in 9×13 pan and cook the chicken in the melted butter for 1 hour at 350°F.
  • Mix together water, can of soup, and the rest of your evaporated milk.
  • After chicken has been baking for 1 hour, turn chicken and pour soup mixture on top. Bake for 30 more minutes until golden brown. Serve as is. Creamy and Delish!!

Notes

*Be sure that you use evaporated milk, NOT sweetened condensed milk.

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    1. I haven’t tried substituting the chicken for steak. I’m not sure this is the recipe I would use to swap for steak either, just due to how it is baked. You’d need to adjust baking time and even probably how you bake it if you were to use steak. We have an awesome steak marinade recipe that you could grill or sear in a pan https://lilluna.com/steak-marinade-recipe/ or a yummy Chicken Fried Steak recipe too, that may feel a bit more like this Butter Chicken, but using steak: https://lilluna.com/chicken-fried-steak/

  1. 5 stars
    This chicken was so good I add a few more spices like garlic salt instead of salt and paprika onion powder

    1. Just put the melted butter into the crockpot and the prepared chicken pieces on top of it. Cook for 4-5 hours on high or 6-7 hours on low. Half way through the cooking time, turn each piece over and pour in the soup mixture. Then cook for the remaining time. Hope you enjoy!!

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