Browned Butter and Swiss Chicken

{Browned Butter and Swiss Chicken, Green Beans and a Baked Sweet Potato. This is a naturally gluten-free meal}

My mom gets credit for this delicious recipe…it’s one of those “go to” week night main dishes that I’ve made over and over again. Make sure to use real butter and a high quality swiss cheese. The entire family gobbles this one up!

On high heat, melt 4 Tbsp of real butter {its in style again- yea!}.

Add 4 thawed chicken breasts to melted butter. Sprinkle with salt, ground pepper, and onion powder. Brown on both sides.

The inside of the chicken will not be completely done…that’s ok.

Place browned chicken into a 9×13 pan, pour reserved butter over top of chicken, top each breast with a slice of Swiss cheese {Guggisberg is my personal favorite Swiss}.

Cover with foil and bake in a 350 oven for 5-8 mins. I use organic chicken breasts so they’re smaller…if your chicken breasts are larger, you will have to bake about 20 mins longer. The chicken is done if it is just slightly pink….once you take it out of the oven it will continue to cook. Don’t overcook or it will get dry!

Take foil off and broil for 2 mins.

Mission accomplished! Mmmm….buttery and cheesy, who could resist?


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Browned Butter and Swiss Chicken
Serves: 6
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  • 6 chicken breasts {preferably organic}
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 6 slices swiss cheese
  • salt, pepper, onion powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Melt butter on high in a large skillet.
  3. Add chicken.
  4. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and onion powder.
  5. Brown on both sides.
  6. Transfer chicken and remaining butter into a 9x13 pan, place a slice of cheese onto each breast.
  7. Cover with foil and bake for 5-8 mins longer. If you have larger chicken breasts you may have to bake for 20 mins longer. Do not over cook! Remember if it's a tad pink it will continue to cook after you take it out of the oven.
  8. Take foil off of chicken and broil for 2 mins.





  1. So easy and delicious!!! This might be one of my familys new favorites. Thanks 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing this easy recipe. I love your blog! One of my all time favorites.

  3. Made this for dinner tonight… so easy and my kids said it was the best chicken they ever had! Can’t top that 🙂

  4. I am making this dish tonight for dinner. Along with sweet potatoes and salad to accompany the chicken. YUM 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

    Have a beautiful day!

  5. Made this last night for my family and the loved it!! So easy and super delicious! Thanks!

  6. Making this for dinner tonight. A couple of changes were necessary – no onion powder, so I used garlic powder. Hubby definitely bought the wrong kind of Swiss cheese (processed cheese product), but life goes on!!! Pictures are posted on my Facebook page because I don’t know how to post them here!!

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