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Large garlic butter fried chicken 2
Recipe & image courtesy of Kerrygold

Garlic butter fried chicken

These garlic butter pan-fried chicken breasts have a light but crisp outside and a tender juicy inside. They’re perfectly seared and delicious served with just about anything!

Serving: 4
Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • 7 boneless chicken thighs (skin on or off, your choice)
  • 150g salted butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
  • 100g fresh breadcrumbs
  • lemons, for garnish (optional)


  1. Melt your butter and add it to a shallow bowl. Mix in crushed garlic and half of the chopped parsley. Keep some of the melted butter mix aside in another dish for serving. 
  2.  In another shallow bowl, add the breadcrumbs.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of the melted butter to a large fry pan. Turn the heat to medium-high.
  4. Dredge each chicken thigh in the melted butter, followed by the fresh breadcrumbs.
  5. Lay each piece of chicken in the skillet. Cook on the first side until golden brown, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Flip and cook the other side. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the chicken reaches 73c in the thickest part.
  7. Slice the cooked chicken, pile it onto a serving platter, and serve with the rest of the melted butter and sprinkle with rest of the parsley. Garnish with a squeeze of lemon juice, if desired.