Saturday, October 13, 2012

Simple Stove Top Chicken Dinner

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

Ingredients:
  • 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
Preparation:
  • 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. 

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