Buttery Baked Chicken

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

This chicken is great over rice or pasta and served with steamed or roasted veggies, roasted or mashed potatoes, a baked bread or any type of salad. Try serving with Roasted broccoliStrawberry harvest salad, or Best mashed potatoes.

Delicious Buttery Baked Chicken in a baking dish

Butter Chicken

Dinner is a great meal, and it’s something I look forward to, but in the summer time I usually want to make something easy and semi-quick. I’m either looking for a good crock pot meal or something simple like quesadillas because it’s hard to want to slave over the oven when you’re hot and tired. I was so excited when my mom decided to try a new chicken recipe that could be thrown together easily and then put in the oven. It’s called Buttery Baked Chicken, and it was a hit with the whole family!

We’re HUGE fans of chicken in our home, and it’s something everyone will eat, so I definitely love a good chicken recipe. If your family likes chicken as well, then you’ll definitely want to try this out!

This recipe bakes for awhile but turns out delicious and another great dinner recipe!

Chicken topped with sauce, lemon, and rosemary in a white baking dish

Making 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.

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!!

Tips, Variations + Storing INfo

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. Although this may prevent it from becoming that golden brown color. 

To make this recipe in the crock pot follow the instructions normally. Just putting the melted butter into the crockpot and the prepared chicken pieces on top of it. Cook for 4-5 hours in high or 6-7 hours in low. When the chicken is half way done cooking you will want to turn it and pour in the soup mixture. Because the crock pot is covered you will probably not get the golden brown color to the chicken. 

Variations:

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

STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. It will last in the fridge for 3-5 days. REHEAT it in the microwave.

Close up of baked chicken in a white dish

For more great Baked Chicken recipes, check out these favorites:

ENJOY!

Buttery Baked Chicken

4.34 from 6 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 706 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 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 9x13 pan and cook the chicken in the melted butter for 1 hour at 350.
  • 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!!

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. This chicken was so delicious. So tender. I served it with rice for all the yummy sauce. It’s a keeper as the guys said. Thank you.

    1. Thank you for the comment!! Glad it was a keeper. It’s definitely a fav in our home. Hopefully you can try other recipes here on the site that are “keepers” too. 😉

    1. YAY!! I Love to hear that!! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you can find other recipes on the site that you enjoy. 😉

  2. I typically cut my chicken breasts in half…. So they aren’t so thick. Should I just leave them for this recipe?

  3. The picture and the instructions don’t jive. Not sure how it gets brown with all of this soup on top. I think something is amiss.

  4. 5 stars
    I tried this recipe tonight, found it on Pinterest. I saw you added some rosemary in the photo, but I didn’t have any lemons. Do you have the quantity for those ingredients? I ended up improvising, and added a little thyme and rosemary. I did use all the butter….its why the chicken doesn’t dry out. I served it over angel hair pasta….by boyfriend, he ate it so fast, then said “you ready to get married”? LOL….great recipe, thanks for sharing!

    1. LOL!! Glad he liked it!! As for the lemons and rosemary, I just sprinkled some on top & sliced a small lemon and put some of those slices in. You can definitely add more or less. Thanks so much for letting me know!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this tonight and even though I’m stuffed, I could go back for seconds! This is definitely being added to our dinner rotation! Thanks for sharing ????

  6. Just got the answer to mY lemon q. Keep the chicken recipes coming!!!!’my hUb only eats chicken since a recent heart attack. Thanks. Sue

  7. 5 stars
    Terrific dish! My husband said it was the best chicken he had ever eaten. I am on low sodium diet, so I had to tweak the recipe with lower sodium homemade soup, and less salt, but it was delicious. I definitely will make this again. Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

  8. 5 stars
    Your nutrition facts for the buttery baked chicken do not specify serving size. Please tell me that the 2824 calories are for the entire dish and not just for 1/4 of the recipe!

  9. I accidentally used condensed milk (sweetened of course) instead of evaporated milk. Whoops. We’ll see how that goes!

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