An old saying that is thrown around, but not always heeded is: 'Some times less is more.'
In this case, the less can be more appealing because it's simple to put together, easy to cook and leaves you with a quite tasty finished product. I like dinners like this for those nights that you would rather cook at home, but being a 5 star chef is not a necessity.
To get started, just grab a few things from your spice cabinet and your meat tenderizer. I am a fan of the tenderizer when it comes to chicken breasts because making them all the same thickness allows for much more even cooking time.
I cannot stress enough how nice I find it to throw something together at home that comes together quickly, tastes good and leaves time for the epic battle that can be a good game of Uno with the family.
Simple Stove Top Chicken Dinner
- 2 lbs boneless chicken breast
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp white pepper
- 1 Tbls vegetable oil
- Remove chicken breasts from packaging, rinse under cold water and pat dry with paper or cloth towel.
- Place chicken breasts on cutting board* and cover with saran wrap. Pound out breasts until even in thickness. Approx 1/2 - 1 inch thick.
- Warm a 12" skillet on the stove top with 1 Tbls vegetable oil. When the oil starts to glisten and look shimmery, it is ready to cook the chicken.
- Place chicken in skillet and cook on one side for approx 4-5 minutes. Once the side has seared, gently lift and flip over the chicken breast. Cook the other side for 4-5 minutes.