Easy Broiled Chicken Breasts


This broiled chicken recipe is great when it's too cold to grill outside. A favorite since I was a kid.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 chicken breasts


  • ½ cup salted butter

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground paprika

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 4 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves


  1. Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  2. Combine butter, vegetable oil, onion, garlic, lemon juice, salt, paprika, and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until butter is completely melted, about 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low and simmer until onion is translucent, 5 to 7 minutes.

  3. Place chicken in a baking dish and baste with the butter sauce.

  4. Broil in the preheated oven, basting and turning every 10 minutes, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 30 to 40 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Note:

The smaller the breast, the shorter the cooking time. Allow for more time if using bone-in breasts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

461 Calories
39g Fat
3g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 461
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 51%
Saturated Fat 18g 88%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 802mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 249mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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