Skillet Chicken Breast Recipe

Chicken breast seared in a skillet until crispy on the outside and then cooked until juicy and tender on the inside. The seasonings, garlic and butter penetrate into the chicken and is so flavorful.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken breast
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 298kcal
Author Valentina's Corner


  • 3 chicken breasts (2 lbs)
  • 1 tsp table salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground paprika
  • 10 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter, cubed


  • Cut chicken breast in half. Beat with a meat mallet so chicken is the same in thickness.
  • Combine the salt, pepper and paprika. Season both sides of chicken seasoning.
  • Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a skillet. Once hot, add chicken and sear about 2 minutes per side.
  • Add sliced garlic, butter and remaining oil (1 Tbsp). 
  • Turn heat down to low heat and close lid askew (angled). Cook chicken an additional 10-15 minutes. Flip chicken a few times during cooking and stir the garlic.  


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 779mg | Potassium: 657mg | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 4.4mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.9mg