Simple Pan-fried Chicken Breasts

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a dish I came up with to serve with HeatherFeather's Red Wine & Rosemary Sauce over Linguine. This is so simple and extremely easy. I pan-fry the chicken in a skillet, then prepare the sauce in the same skillet. You might get some blackened 'stuff' in the pasta sauce - I strain it first before serving.


  1. Pound the chicken breasts with a meat mallet or a rolling pin, to tenderize the meat and ensure uniform thickness.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the chicken and let sit for 15 minutes or so.
  3. Heat a skillet over med-high heat, and add olive oil.
  4. When pan is sufficiently heated, sear chicken breasts over high heat.
  5. Allow about 2 minutes (until lightly browned) before turning to other side.
  6. Optional: Before serving, sprinkle grated cheese on chicken and broil for approx 5-10 mins (until cheese is melted).
  7. Serving suggestions: Serve this over pasta, or as chicken sandwich with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and mustard/mayo.
  8. Personally I love this with fried rice too.


Most Helpful

Sooo good! I added some ground italian seasoning to the breasts and I deglazed the pan with a little water, garlic, and dijon mustard which made the perfect sauce for the chicken and broccoli I served along side with a nice helping of mashed potatoes! A very delicious dinner that I will definitely make again! Thank you:)

LexiRox June 19, 2014

This was just what I was looking for and came out perfect. Thanks for posting!

Lucky in Bayview June 01, 2011

Yum! This was so simple and good. I can't believe how much flavor there was with such simple ingredients. Thanks WaterMelon for a nice keeper. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup Tag.

lazyme December 03, 2010

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