Zesty Chicken Sauté

Recipe by Saturn
READY IN: 15mins




  • Place the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt (if using) and allspice (if using) in a gallon-size zipper-top bag and seal the bag. Shake the bag to combine the spices thoroughly. (NOTE: I usually omit the onion powder and put in about a 1/2 tsp lemon pepper. I like that the best!).
  • Place the chicken breast halves, one at a time, between two sheets of waxed paper or plastic wrap and pound them with several whacks of a meat mallet or rolling pin so that they are an even 1/2 inch thick. Peel off the paper. (Each serving should be about 6 ounces, so if the breast halves are large, cut them in half lengthwise.).
  • Place the chicken pieces in the bag with the spices, seal it, and shake until the chicken is coated with the spice mixture. Set the bag aside.
  • Heat the oil in an extra-deep 12 inch skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and cook until lightly browned on the first side, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center, another 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the chicken to a platter and serve.
  • A salad would be great alongside. My family's favourite is Deep Browned Potatoes (Recipe #47957) and corn.