Garlic and Oregano Stove Top Chicken

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by EdsGirlAngie

This chicken is basted inside and out with the flavor of garlic-oregano butter. It's simple, with ingredients most people have on-hand, and it goes equally well with potatoes, rice, or pasta. A good weeknight meal!

Top Review by Paka1931

This was great. I used chicken fillets and it came out perfect. I love the flavors and the butter/herb mixture inside kept everything moist, tender and loaded with flavor. I added some chicken broth after the chicken was cooked and reduced, poured this over the chicken and wow. Thank you. I will make this often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine butter, garlic, salt, oregano and cayenne pepper.
  2. Cut a 2-inch long pocket horizontally in chicken breasts, cutting deeply but not all the way through.
  3. Put a tablespoon of the butter mixture into each pocket, being sure to get it all the way down in there.
  4. In a large skillet, heat olive oil.
  5. Cook chicken, skin side down, uncovered,until well-browned, about 10 minutes.
  6. Turn chicken and cover skillet, then cook until chicken is cooked through, another 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Uncover, spread the remaining garlic-oregano butter on the chicken and turn chicken once more skin-side down.
  8. Cover and brown for another 5 to 10 minutes.

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