hey emily ann herb butter chicken

Herb Butter Crusted Chicken

  • Author: Hey Emily Ann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices of chicken 1x


This herb butter chicken is an easy and delicious meal that the whole family will love!



Herb Butter Chicken

  • 1 tsp clarified butter or olive oil
  • 1 whole chicken, or bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
  • 1/4 c unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp oregano (fresh, minced)
  • 1 tsp basil (fresh, minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Bread Crumbs

  • 2 slices Italian Bread
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper


To prepare the herb butter: In a small mixing bowl, combined softened butter, oregano, basil and garlic and stir together until well combined.

To prepare the bread crumbs: Place 2 slices of Italian bread in a food processor and blend until they are crumb sized pieces. Place crumbs on a baking sheet and toast until they are golden brown. Sprinkle bread crumbs with paprika, salt and pepper.

To prepare the chicken: Fabricate the whole chicken into 8 pieces (if using pre-cut chicken, omit this step). Pat dry with paper towels. Next, spread 1 tsp of herb butter all over each piece of chicken. Dip chicken in bread crumbs, being sure to cover the entire piece of chicken.

To cook the chicken: In a cast iron skillet, melt the clarified butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and place the chicken on the skillet. Place in the oven at 400 degrees for 25 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.


If using dried herbs instead of fresh, use half of the amount, as dried herbs are more powerful than fresh.

  • Cuisine: American/Italian

Keywords: herb butter, butter, chicken, dinner, recipe