Pan fried chicken breasts recipe! These fried boneless skinless chicken breasts are crispy, healthy, flavorful, juicy, tender, and delicious. Quick to make taking less than 20 minutes to pan fry in a skillet, you can serve with potatoes or any side of choice. Let me show you how to fry chicken breast in quick steps.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, British
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Cast iron Skillet
¼teaspoonBlack pepperor to taste
Clean the chicken and use paper towels to dry them.If they are uneven in thickness, you can use a mallet to flatten them.
Add the chicken, paprika, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, black pepper, and salt into a bowl. Mix till they are well combined and the chicken nicely coated in the seasoning.
Place a skillet on medium heat then add in vegetable or sunflower oil.Arrange the chicken breasts in the skillet with the smooth side down.
Pan fry on medium heat for 5-7 minutes without moving them then turn the chicken breasts to the other side. Fry for another 5-7 minutes or until cooked through.
Add in garlic butter and stir until fragrant then scoop to cover the chicken with it (Optional step).
Take off heat and serve.
Flatten chicken breast with a mallet if they are too thick and uneven.
Pat the chicken dry with a kitchen towel before seasoning.
You can use any other seasoning or spice rub of your choice.
Don't overcrowd the skillet. Leave enough space to be able to easily flip the chicken.
Pan fry on medium heat so the chicken cooks evenly and thoroughly.
Don't move the chicken breasts in the first few minutes of pan frying.
Add some water into the pan if the chicken breasts are too thick and you need a longer time to cook. This will prevent the outer part of the chicken from burning while the inside cooks.