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How to Cook Chicken Breast: An Image Tutorial for Amazing Chicken

Perfectly Cooked Chicken Breast

Juicy on the inside with a browned outside, every time.
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Calories 153 kcal


  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil A high smoke point oil. Be sure not to use olive oil.


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Rinse and thoroughly pat dry chicken.
  • Place salt and pepper in a small dish.
  • Sprinkle the salt and pepper mix over the chicken to create a fine, even layer on both sides. You will likely not need the full amount of salt and pepper, especially if your breasts are smaller than 8oz. Please refer to the photo above for reference.
  • Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over high heat.
  • When you start to see it shimmer add chicken to hot pan and do not move from the initial spot.
  • Reduce heat to medium-high heat.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes. Check for adequate browning before flipping.
  • Cook, uncovered, for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Place the entire pan into the oven to finish cooking.
  • Set the timer for 8 minutes then check the internal temperature to get a gauge of where you are.
  • Once you reach 160F, remove from oven and let sit in pan for a few minutes longer.
  • The goal is to reach 165F but not exceed 175F.


Nutrition Info (1/2 8oz Breast): Kcal 153 | Fat 5g | Sat Fat 3g | Chol 65mg | Sodium 345mg | Carb 0g | Fiber 0g | Sugar 0g | Protein 26g
Keyword chicken