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Restaurant Style Sautéed Chicken Breasts
Restaurant Style Sautéed Chicken Breasts
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
13 mins
Total Time
38 mins
No tough and dry chicken here! These Restaurant Style Sautéed Chicken Breasts are juicy, tender, full of flavor - and EASY!
Course: Main Course
Servings: 4 6-ounce servings
Calories: 235 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
For the rub:
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon mild paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dry Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
For the chicken:
  • 4 small to medium boneless skinless chicken breasts see notes above in post
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  1. For the rub, combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well to combine. Set aside.

  2. Place chicken breasts on a plate or shallow pan. Pat dry with paper towels. Sprinkle liberally with the rub, then rub it in with your hand. Allow breasts to sit with the rub on for 15-30 minutes, at room temperature.

  3. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a cast iron or heavy stainless steel pan over medium heat for two minutes. Oil should be fairly hot, but not at the smoking point. Make sure the pan is large enough to accommodate all of the breasts without crowding.

  4. Add the chicken and allow to sit for 3 minutes without touching. After 3 minutes, take a peek at the underside of one of the breasts. If it’s browning too quickly lower the heat a bit. Continue cooking for a total of 5 minutes or until the underside is nicely browned.
  5. Flip breasts to opposite side and immediately lower heat to the lowest setting. Continue to cook for another 5-8 minutes OR until internal temperature reaches 160˚F. (see notes above in Café Tips)
  6. Once 160˚F is reached, remove the pan from heat and cover loosely with foil. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then slice and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Restaurant Style Sautéed Chicken Breasts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 235 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 1071mg47%
Potassium 651mg19%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 80IU2%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.