This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

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:

Save This Recipe!
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week!
5 from 50 votes

Buttery Baked Chicken Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Creamy Buttery Baked Chicken is simple and full of flavor. It is another great dinner idea for any occasion!!
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes

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
Save This Recipe!
Just enter your email and get it sent to your inbox! Plus you’ll get new recipes from us every week!

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g, Calories: 709kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 58g, Fat: 40g, Saturated Fat: 21g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 237mg, Sodium: 2025mg, Potassium: 1160mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 1135IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 256mg, Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Making this recipe? Tag us!
Share it with us on Instagram using the hashtag #lilluna, so we can see what you’re creating in the kitchen!

About Kristyn

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!

So Easy & So Yummy

Get my cookbook!

My new cookbook is the ultimate resource for feeding your friends and family with 200+ simple recipes including videos, tips & more!

5 from 50 votes (33 ratings without comment)

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




87 Comments

  1. katerina @ diethood.com says:

    5 stars
    Such an incredible dish! The flavors are amazing!!

  2. OlIvia says:

    5 stars
    Another good tasting meal that has the option of going into the crockpot. Anything in the crockpot is always a favorite for me.

  3. Joy says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is super easy! It’s a great go-to & tastes good with anything! My kids love the sauce over the chicken!

  4. Janelle says:

    Can you use something else in place of evaporated milk?

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Yes – you can use half and half or whipping cream or if you want to stay away from dairy, you can use chicken broth.

  5. Melissa M says:

    I felt like 1/2 cup flour was too much. I covered my chicken and then had a lot left over, which I had to throw out. Other than that, it was very tasty. Added some Tex Mex cheese at the end for more flavour. I served it with roasted Brussels sprouts and homemade rice for a complete meal. My boyfriend loved it! We will try with chicken thighs next time as he prefers those

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Thanks for the feedback. Sounds like a delicious meal. Love the sides that you paired with the chicken. Chicken thighs are great in this recipe too, so that’s a great option for next time! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

  6. WienerDogMomma says:

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

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      You will have to let me know! Hope you like it!

  7. Kim Z says:

    What size can evaporated milk.

  8. Judy says:

    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. Debbie Pontruff says:

    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.

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You are so welcome! Tell him thank you! Thank you for trying it!

  10. Sue hughes says:

    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

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      I sure will!! Thank you so much for letting me know that!