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.

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

Add the chicken to a refreshing caprese salad for protein, broccoli chicken pasta, and even make a crispy 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.
  • Generously season both sides of the chicken breast with chicken seasoning.
A seasoned chicken breast on a cutting board.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium/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 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.

frequently asked questions-

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?

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.

Can I use another chicken seasoning?

Yes, you can use any of your favorite seasonings.

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

Author: Valentina
5 from 4 votes
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



  • Beat chicken breast until even in thickness. Season both sides of the chicken with 2 Tbsps of our homemade chicken seasoning.
  • 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.


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


388kcal Calories1g Carbs48g Protein20g Fat2g Saturated Fat145mg Cholesterol1427mg Sodium839mg Potassium1g Sugar351IU Vitamin A3mg Vitamin C11mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Pan Seared Chicken Breast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 388 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 145mg48%
Sodium 1427mg62%
Potassium 839mg24%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 48g96%
Vitamin A 351IU7%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)