Easy Pan Seared Chicken Breast

Juicy pan seared chicken made with simple ingredients.

Recipe By: Madeline
Prep: 7 mintuesCook: 8 minutesTotal: 52 minute
Servings: 2 servings 1x


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil


  1. Slice chicken breasts in half horizontally so you have 2 thinner pieces from each chicken breast
  2. Mix salt, pepper, and garlic powder (or any seasonings you are using) in a small mixing bowl
  3. Season all 4 chicken breast pieces on top and bottom with the seasoning mixture
  4. Heat oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat
  5. Once the oil is hot, add the seasoned chicken breast to the pan – if you only have a small cast iron skillet, cook the chicken in batches
  6. Cook the chicken over medium heat for 8 minutes, flipping every 2 minutes **the flipping is crucial for getting an evenly cooked piece of chicken!!
  7. After 8 minutes the chicken should be fully cooked through with an internal temp of 165F. If it is not, continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes
  8. Remove the chicken from the pan immediately and allow to rest on a cutting board for at least 5 minutes before slicing to lock in moisture
  9. Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.
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