Juicy Pan Seared Chicken Breast Recipe

Make this flavorful stovetop chicken breast recipe and pair it with your favorite veggie and grain to complete your meal!

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 25 minutes
Fat 8 Carbs 2 Protein 49
Yield 4 1x


Chicken Seasoning

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4  teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar

Pan-Seared Chicken

  • 1.5 lbs. coneless skinless chicken breast (34 chicken breasts)
  • 23 tablespoons butter (1 tablespoon/breast)



  1. First, begin by preparing the chicken seasoning. Place all ingredients into a small bowl and mix to combine. Set aside.
  2. Next, prepare the chicken by using a meat tenderizer to pound the chicken until the thickness is even throughout. Then, season the chicken breast on both sides with the chicken seasoning.
  3. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of butter in a pan over medium/high heat. Once the butter melts, place chicken breast on the pan. Sear for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip the chicken breast, and optionally add another 1/2 tablespoon of butter to the pan and cover. Turn the heat down to medium and cook for around 6 minutes or until the chicken breast reaches an internal temperature of 165ºF.
  4. Let the chicken breast rest for 5-10 minutes before eating. 
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Calories: 283 Sugar: 1 Fat: 8 Carbohydrates: 2 Fiber: 0 Protein: 49
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: DinnerMethod: StovetopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: pan seared chicken breast, stovetop chicken breast

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