How to cook chicken breasts on the stove

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How to cook chicken breasts on the stove
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Pan-fried or sautéed chicken breasts make a quick and filling dinner or lunch option. Cook the chicken breasts on your hob to save time and to avoid adding oven heat to your home on a hot summer day. The chicken breasts can be served along side fresh vegetables, rice or on top of a salad or a plate of pasta.

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Things you need

  • Non-stick skillet
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive or peanut oil
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • Salt and pepper

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  1. 1

    Set a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 tbsp of butter and 1 1/2 tbsp of olive or peanut oil to the hot pan.

  2. 2

    Sprinkle each side of four boneless, skinless chicken breast halves with salt and pepper to season.

  3. 3

    Place the chicken breasts into the skillet and cook them for 4-5 minutes on each side, or they are lightly browned and the juices run clear.

  4. 4

    Transfer the cooked chicken breasts to a serving tray.

Tips and warnings

  • Top them with a homemade sauce or gravy.
  • You can add seasonings to enhance the chicken's taste.

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