Panfired Chicken Breasts with Oregano Garlic Butter

Recipe by yooper
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition

DIRECTIONS

  • Mince garlic and mash to a paste with salt using a large heavy knife.
  • Mash together butter, oregano, red pepper flakes, and garlic paste with a fork until well blended.
  • Pat chicken dry.
  • Cut a 2-inch-long pocket horizontally in side of each chicken breast half and fill each pocket with 2 teaspoons oregano garlic butter.
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot but not smoking, then cook chicken, skin sides down, uncovered, until well browned, 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Turn chicken over and cover skillet, then cook until chicken is just cooked through about 10 minutes more.
  • Spread remaining oregano garlic butter over skin of chicken.