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

Recipe Summary

10 mins
40 mins
50 mins
4 chicken breasts


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

461 calories; protein 24.1g; carbohydrates 2.9g; fat 39.4g; cholesterol 125.6mg; sodium 802.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (1)

2 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
4 stars because the flavor was really good - only change to the ingredients was that I used about half the ginger, personal preference. Please please please do not cook this for 30-40 minutes under the broiler! The chicken will turn to jerky and the butter and onions will definitely burn! I used 6 ounce boneless breasts, about 1" thick and they were done at 10-11 minutes. Add a minute or two if your chicken is a little bit thicker. Even the biggest chicken breast you can find wouldn't take 30 minutes. The drippings were tasty drizzled over rice! Read More