Moist Microwave Garlic Chicken

    20 minutes

    This is a quick and easy microwave recipe for chicken that keeps in lots of flavour and moisture. You can adjust the herbs to whatever you want. Serve with the side dishes of your choice.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cups (500ml) water
    • 2 cubes chicken stock
    • 125g butter
    • 1 tablespoon dried Italian herbs
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste
    • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Pour the water into a microwave-safe casserole dish, and place in the microwave. Heat until boiling, about 2 minutes. Stir in stock cubes, butter, Italian herbs, dill, and garlic salt.
    2. Pierce the chicken breasts with a fork on one side, and place the pierced side down in the casserole dish. The chicken should be almost covered by the liquid, if not completely covered.
    3. Cover the dish, and cook in the microwave for 10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink, and juices run clear. If the chicken is not done after the 10 minutes, continue to cook at 1 1/2 minute intervals.

    Garlic Salt

    You can substitute fresh garlic and salt if you don't have garlic salt.

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    Quick, easy and flavorful! I didn't have chicken bouillon, so I used chicken broth instead. I also used frozen chicken breast tenderloins and they cooked need to thaw first. The chicken was very tender. I will definitely make this again.  -  29 Jan 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was great! I scaled it for 2 chicken breasts, cut up some cabbage and carrots and placed them on top, and had a perefect meal in 12 minutes! Thanks for the recipe!!  -  21 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Loved this. This was my second time to microwave chicken. It has been delicious both times. In this recipe, I used fat-free chicken broth in place of water and bouillon cubes. Reduced butter to 2 Tbsp and used light. Used 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Will definitely make again. Next time I will add minced garlic to the broth and save the light butter to pour on the poached chicken. Thanks so much, MINDERK  -  23 May 2005  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)