Photo: Becky Luigart-Staynor; Stylist: Cindy Barr
4 servings (serving size: 1 chicken breast half)

It's hard to find a simpler chicken dinner than sautéed chicken breasts.  Simply season with kosher salt and pepper and cook in a skillet in hot olive oil until golden brown.


How to Make It

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly on both sides with salt and pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown and done.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Stacey1vg's Review

July 01, 2014
This was simple and delicious. I have an issue every time with chicken breasts. The cooking time is too short. I get organic chicken so it's not those DD non organic chicken breasts that are out there. I maybe should pound them next time too.

heheheidi's Review

September 11, 2013

cherylou's Review

April 29, 2013
I really like this recipe. It's so easy to make it only takes like 10 minutes. I use this for salads and sandwiches and tonight ill be making them with garlicky roasted potatoes as a side. So good.

stellacorona's Review

April 15, 2013
this is a tough one to rate. the taste is great, very simple to prepare. but i just can't handle popping grease. even with 1.5T of olive oil, it spattered, and i had to run for my oil screen.... (used a dutch oven with tall sides) when i cleaned everything up though, it wasn't too bad, the pan rinsed right off. i may or may not make again. pounded chicken to make even also.

Krystal14's Review

April 04, 2013
This is great with drumsticks too.

merrymer's Review

July 05, 2009
I paired this chicken with the spicy orange sauce and thought it was delicious. I did cut the chicken into slices before cooking--which helped it to cook faster. It tasted great and I would love to try some of the other sauces with it.

Chesterscraps's Review

June 23, 2009
The recipe worked well. Nice golden crust with moist meat. I pounded the chicken first to make sure the breast thickness was evenly distributed. I also made the parsley pesto (which is shown in the picture) and that was very good. Will make again.

Mmm mmm good!

August 04, 2015
I used some chicken spice and salt pepper and threw in some onion slices and omg so good It was easy to make and I had the ingredients in my cabinets! FIVE STAR!!!!!!

Chantelle's Review

April 28, 2015
Really good recipe it tastes so good love it.