Introduction: How to Make the Awesome Seared Chicken Breast.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
Chicken breasts are done when the meat is no longer pink and the juices run clear.