This Pan Seared Chicken Breast recipe is an amazing recipe for how to cook a quick chicken breast! The chicken is so juicy, flavorful, and can be used in so many different ways.

Pan seared chicken breast sliced into thin pieces on a cutting board.

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This stovetop recipe for cooking chicken breast is going to become your go-to recipe to cook chicken breast. Not only because it’s so easy to make but it is so versatile and can be used in so many recipes.

Add the chicken to salad for protein, to pasta like the Broccoli Chicken Pasta, and even make a chicken sandwich.

Two pan seared chicken breasts in a gray skillet.

How to make Pan Seared Chicken Breast-

Boneless and skinless chicken breast is probably the most popular cut of chicken. This is one of those recipes that every cook should have in their cookbook.

  • With a meat mallet, beat chicken breast until even in thickness.
  • Combine the seasoning ingredients.
  • Generously season both sides of the chicken breast.

A seasoned chicken breast on a cutting board.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over med/high heat. Once hot, add the chicken breasts to the skillet.
  • Sear 2-3 minutes per side, until crispy on the outside.
  • Turn heat down to low and cook for 5 minutes, or until chicken is tender and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Tender and juicy slices of chicken breast laid out next to each other.

Can I prepare the chicken in Advance?

Yes! This chicken recipe is a great recipe to season and prep in advance. 

The chicken may also be cooked in advance and reheated.

How to store cooked chicken breast?

You want to allow the chicken to completely cool before storing it in an airtight container, keep it in the fridge up to 3-4 days.

How to freeze chicken breast?

Place cooked chicken breast into a freezer bag. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Juicy pan seared chicken breast laid out on a cutting board.

I hope you enjoy the juicy chicken recipe as much as we do!

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Pan Seared Chicken Breast

A delicious and easy recipe for pan seared chicken breast! Tender and juicy chicken breast pan seared to perfection!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb chicken breast
  • 1 Tbsp oil

chicken seasoning-

Instructions

  • Beat chicken breast until even in thickness. In a bowl, combine seasonings for chicken. Season both sides of the chicken.
  • On high heat, heat 1 Tbsp oil in a skillet. Sear chicken 2 minutes on both sides. Turn heat down to low, close lid of the skillet and cook another 5-6 minutes, until chicken is tender.

Notes

Freeze the chicken breast in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw and reheat. 
Keep chicken refrigerated up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 388kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 48gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 1427mgPotassium: 839mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 351IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 11mgIron: 1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)