Mom’s Butter Baked Chicken


  • 4 chicken breasts (I use boneless skinless)
  • 1 can evaporated milk (12 oz)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken soup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Preheat oven to 425


First, pour a little of the evaporated milk in a small dish…just enough to dip your chicken in. After you dip each piece of chicken in the milk, roll it in the flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Melt butter in 13×9 pan and cook the chicken in the melted butter for 30 minutes at 425.

Mix water, can of soup, and what’s left in your can of evaporated milk together. Turn chicken over after 30 minutes of baking and pour soup mixture on top. Bake for 30 more minutes until nice and golden brown.

Mom's Butter Baked Chicken

  52 comments for “Mom’s Butter Baked Chicken

  1. March 12, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Sounds wonderful

    • KayBrewer
      April 13, 2020 at 9:53 pm

      This is Awesome I made for Brother and his kids they loved it

      • Toni Percle
        April 28, 2020 at 12:33 am

        I made this tonight and added sliced potatoes before baking the first 30 minutes. So delicious!

        • Jenny Swaim
          May 8, 2020 at 3:29 pm

          Sliced like au gratin?

    • April 16, 2020 at 11:28 pm

      I don’t have evaporated milk, can I use regular milk?

      • Kelly
        April 23, 2020 at 12:56 pm

        One can 12oz

  2. Nancy case
    March 12, 2020 at 4:55 pm

    This sounds really good would lie to print this out soI can make it

    March 13, 2020 at 8:16 pm

    What size can of evaporated milk?

    • Karin
      March 16, 2020 at 8:58 pm

      Any size really, you just need enough to dip the chicken in!

      • Elaine
        April 1, 2020 at 3:41 pm

        You need more than for dipping. The remainder is mixed with water, soup etc to finish cooking the chicken

  4. Sunny
    March 24, 2020 at 2:45 am

    It was awesome I added seasoning salt, onion powder, and garlic powder to flour. Yummy

  5. Alison
    March 25, 2020 at 12:20 am

    You don’t find the chicken dries out being boneless breasts after an hour at 425?

    • Dee
      April 9, 2020 at 6:07 pm

      You cover it with liquid for second half.

    • Phyllis Reder
      April 29, 2020 at 4:18 am

      It was very good,my husband And I really liked it.

  6. Lita
    March 25, 2020 at 2:55 pm

    Hi! This one lady suggested leaving chick an sick a while in milk/butter milk help keep chicken moist do you recommend to do to with your to she said I think 15-20 mins if not over night ?

  7. Amy Edwards
    March 28, 2020 at 12:38 am

    I made this – it tasted like cafeteria chicken. :/

  8. Peggy
    March 28, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    I know this may sound like a silly question, but does the chicken come out greasy?

  9. Monique
    March 28, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    Can I substitute cream of chicken soup with cream of mushroom soup

    • Patricia
      April 19, 2020 at 5:46 pm

      Yes! You can substitute the cream of mushroom for cream of chicken. Totally delicious! I’ve used this recipe several times.

      • Beth
        May 6, 2020 at 9:50 pm

        Thanx Patricia that was exactly my question!

  10. Sandy Stoker
    March 30, 2020 at 2:20 am

    It came out tasty and tender. I didn’t have evaporated milk, but regular milk worked. It would be even sweeter with the evaporated milk.

    • April 9, 2020 at 2:45 pm

      Don’t confuse “evaporated” milk with “sweetened evaporated” milk. (For desserts)

      • Patricia Price Nelson
        April 28, 2020 at 1:07 am

        or “Sweetened Condensed Milk”

  11. Rain
    March 31, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Can chicken tenders be used ??
    If so, there has to be a change in cooking time and temperature . So what would the change be ?

  12. Beverly Rucks
    April 2, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    Soaking in buttermilk works good to moisten chicken and for flour to cling to. I would soak 4 hours to overnight.

    • Shirley
      April 4, 2020 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks,turned out very tasty.

  13. Debra
    April 4, 2020 at 11:36 pm

    That sounds like a good idea.

  14. Cathy
    April 11, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    So, you bake the chicken in butter for 30 minutes. Then turn I and add he liquid and bake another 30 minutes? That’s it? Sounds good. I think I will try it with chicken legs.

    • May 3, 2020 at 2:36 pm

      Wanting to make this today with drumsticks, how dud urs turn out? Thanks🙂

  15. Suzanne
    April 12, 2020 at 2:08 am

    I don’t care for cream soup out of the can. Anything I can substitute?

  16. April 13, 2020 at 1:10 pm

    Since we are made to stay home of because of the virus I do not have any cream of chicken soup. I do have cream of celery can I use that instead ?

    • MARCIA
      April 26, 2020 at 11:45 pm

      Use any soup you have and put chicken bouillon cubes in it for extra chicken flavor,

    • Caryn
      April 28, 2020 at 10:54 pm

      I used cream of celery and it turned out great.

  17. Pepper Warrens
    April 13, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    Pepper, I have made it several times with chicken tenders. Comes out very moist and wonderful.
    I did not have evaporated milk today, so using what I have. It will be great, mashed potatoes and
    asparagus. In the oven now. I followed the directions. Love it. ❤️🐾

  18. Clarissa
    April 13, 2020 at 10:59 pm

    This was soooo good. Will be making this again.
    Would also appreciate a print option. Thanks!

  19. Lyn
    April 15, 2020 at 10:00 pm


  20. Jim
    April 16, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Chicken came out dry sauce is good but needs something and didn’t really brown

    • Kristie
      May 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      Yeah, mine didn’t brown either. The picture is misleading. I was expecting a buttery kid of browning on it and it was more like chicken and gravy.

  21. Bonnie
    April 19, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Delicious and so easy! Had enough gravy for the mashed potatoes. I made it with boneless thighs.

  22. Jane Lockamy
    April 19, 2020 at 11:51 am

    I made this. It was very good. I used chicken thighs. Making it for fam today.

  23. Joyce
    April 19, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    I just made this. It was awesome. To die for. Since I am not a fan of chicken breasts, I used boneless, skinless chicken thighs. I used 1/2 cup butter rather than the 1/4th cup it called for because better rules! I reduced the oven temperature to 375. The first bake without the sauce I did for only 15 minutes. I then put the sauce on and baked it an additional 30 minutes. It was done perfect. Could cut it with a fork! I served it with wide German noodles that I tossed with salt and butter. Once they were plated with the chicken I put some of the chicken sauce on the them. My choice of vegetable for this meal was sweet corn. I will so make this again.

  24. dennie collins
    April 19, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    This dish is easy to make and delicious.

  25. Renee
    April 20, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    This turned out amazing!!! It was a huge hit!

  26. Lorraine
    April 21, 2020 at 12:02 am

    Well here is the variation that I make. I use a can of cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup, a small container of sour cream, chop into big chunks a yellow onion and green and red bell pepper bite-size chunks,. I bake the chicken for 20 minutes turn it over bake it for another 20 minutes, turn it over and then I pour the soup mixture on top. It is divine.

    • Lorraine
      April 21, 2020 at 12:03 am

      Sorry, when you pour the chicken mixture on, cook it for the remaining 20 minutes for an hour total.

  27. Lorraine
    April 21, 2020 at 12:03 am

    Sorry, when you pour the chicken mixture on, cook it for the remaining 20 minutes for an hour total.

  28. Cindra
    April 21, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    This was a great recipe! My husband said it was a keeper!

  29. Cathy
    April 26, 2020 at 12:29 am

    My 19 year old son made this for the entree for dinner tonight (we were checking out recipes to add to his when-I-move-out box). Super easy and the whole family LOVED it! Thanks for the great recipe. I’m sure my kids will all be adding this one to their recipe boxes 😊

  30. Jackie Kasten
    April 29, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    This is a quick, easy, and delicious recipe. I added Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning (approx. 1/4 cup) for rich flavoring. This has become a family.

  31. Reba H Williams
    May 8, 2020 at 2:13 am

    I am thinking about making this.

  32. Mary Jane Younger
    May 11, 2020 at 10:33 pm

    Made this for Mother’s Day. It is delicious !!

  33. Lyn
    June 1, 2020 at 10:47 am

    This is one of my favorite comfort food dishes. I’ve made this several times for my family and they live it too!

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