There are a lot of pan fried chicken breast recipes. Chicken breast is a staple protein that I add to my salads, pasta, tacos or eat on its own with vegetables all the time. Frying chicken breast is very healthy, filling and satisfying. Salads topped with cooked chicken are my favorite. And chicken is delicious and very cost conscious. I love chicken breasts grilled, pan fried, baked and stuffed. I make this pan fried recipe all the time. With minimal cooking time and no extensive prep involved it is super quick and easy.
Getting a pan fried chicken breast that is tender and juicy was always tricky for me until I came across this method. This no-fail pan frying technique is amazing. Chicken breasts come out perfect every single time. They are moist and delicious. This method is basic and foolproof.
The 3 quintessential things that you need to do in order to get the best results with pan frying chicken breast are: High heat, thin pieces of chicken and frying covered.
You can also pound the chicken with meat tenderizer to flatten out the pieces and even out the thickness. It will help with cooking the chicken breasts more even and keep them from drying out. Fry the chicken on high heat for 3 minutes on each side covered. Do not remove the lid and peek. This is an essential step to keeping all the moisture in. That is how easy it is. You can also drench them in all-purpose flour before frying. It will help creating a beautiful golden crust.
This pan cooked chicken recipe is a plain canvas. You can make your chicken as bare or as intricate as you wish. Add herbs and seasonings for a more complex flavor. You can also marinate it before hand using a combination of oil, acid, sugar and spices to amp up the flavors even more.
The seasoning mix in this recipe is pretty basic but gives the chicken nice touch of flavor. I vary it depending on what I have, or want to use, and often add fresh herb to jazz up the overall delicate and mild chicken taste. I find basil, oregano and coriander to be amazing in this recipe. Spice mixes like Italian seasoning, herbs de Provence also work phenomenal.
Pan fry chicken breast is so easy to cook that even child can handle it.