Perfectly Cooked Chicken | Every Time

In the past, I explored multiple ways to cook chicken on the stove often finding that it got overcooked and dried out or that it took FOREVER to cook through. A friend of my husband’s, who has taught me several things over the last few years, gave us the {perfect way to cook chicken} and you know what….it works every single time. I now know exactly how long it will take to cook so I can properly time everything else for our meal and ensure that nothing gets cold waiting on the chicken.

So, here’s the secret: In a non-stick skillet over high heat, heat up butter or olive oil (or a combination of the two). Season your chicken breasts however you choose and sear each side of the chicken breast on high heat for 1 minute. Then, reduce heat to medium and cook covered for 8 minutes, flipping the breasts halfway through. Finally, remove the pan from the burner and let it sit for another 8 minutes, still covered. When you are done, you will have the juiciest, most perfectly cooked chicken.

{A Hint of Ginger | Variations}: For seasonings, if you are looking to make the chicken to stuff inside fajitas, I recommend adding a spicy seasoning mixture like chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, onion powder, and dried oregano. One of my favorite seasoning mixes is salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried rosemary – tastes and smells so good! Also, if you want to add extra crunch to the outside, you can season the chicken breasts however you’d like and then dredge in flour before putting in the pan.

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    1. Gail, thank you so much for visiting {A Hint of Ginger}! Please continue to check the blog for more great recipes to try and feel free to pass along to anyone who might be interested in them as well. You can also “like” {A Hint of Ginger} on Facebook and keep apprised of new posts from there.

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