Introduction: How to Make the Awesome Seared Chicken Breast.

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This is an easy quick recipe for a flavorful moist & tender chicken breast, cooking in 10 to 14 minutes.

Step 1: Ingredients:

2 to 4 boneless, skinless boneless chicken breasts, of similar size


Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Fox Point Seasoning

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Step 2: Let Chicken Come to Room Temp:

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Bring chicken breasts to room temperature (usually about 30 minutes) before cooking. Doing so, the chicken will cook evenly.

Step 3: Flatten the Chicken Breasts:

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In a food storage bag add breast, on at a time. Pound the chicken breasts to an even thickness using a rolling pin, bottom of a wide jar (or glass) or mallet (using the flat side of mallet).

Step 4: Season the Chicken Breasts:

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Lightly season both sides of the breasts with Fox Point Seasoning (or seasons of your choice), salt and pepper the chicken breasts.

Step 5: Prepare the Pan:

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Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
 In When it is quite hot, add the olive oil (or butter, if using). Swirl the pan so it is lightly covered with the olive oil.

NOTE: Adding oil with butter, the oil prevents the butter from burning.

Step 6: Cook the Chicken Breasts:

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Turn the heat to medium. Carefully place the chicken breasts in the pan. Cook chicken breast about six to seven minutes Don’t move the chicken around, as a nice golden-brown crust is forming.

Step 7: Flip the Chicken Breasts:

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With tongs. carefully flip each chicken breast over. Cook the second side for about six to seven minutes.

NOTE: As chicken cooks, turn it occasionally so it browns evenly. If browning to fast, turn heat down slightly.

Step 8:

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Chicken breasts are done when the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear.

Comments

Bantiarna (author)2016-07-16

If I may make one correction: Tongs might be more efficient for use in a kitchen than things. Hooray typos yeah?

cyann04 (author)Bantiarna2016-07-16

OMG... How embarrassed am I... Thanks!!

Bantiarna (author)2016-07-16

Thongs*

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