Such was the case today.
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DRIVE BY RECIPE; Pan roasted Chicken Breast
Chicken breasts, however many you want.
You MUST pound it, gently, to be the same thickness all the way across the piece. Obviously, don't pound the thin end but just get it relatively balanced. That's the secret to this whole process.
Plain oil, grapeseed, corn, canola, something that can get HOT
One stainless frying pan, or cast iron. It needs to go into the oven.
Here you go:
Heat pan to smoking, add a little oil to coat the bottom of the pan, put chicken in.
DO NOT TOUCH it, seriously.
When you see color on the sides, flip, shake to be sure it's not sticking (it's not, trust me, if your pan is hot enough, you're fine)
Put pan in PREHEATED 400 degree oven, hit timer 10 minutes.
Remove pan, remove chicken, cover and leave to rest 10 minutes. IF you're in the mood, make a quick pan sauce by adding a little flour to make a roux then add some stock or water to just shush around the pan to get the bits up. OR you can simply pour in a little heavy cream and a splash of chicken stock into the pan and shush it around till it gets thick. Add chicken back into sauce for a few minutes so soak up some.
Add any juices around your chicken to the sauce, slice chicken, serve, eat, repeat :)
Here's the shots:
Pound chicken, into a screaming hot pan, flip and into a 400 degree oven for 10, then rest for 10 then eat :)
OR to do just one for sandwiches later :)
LOOK how juicy and tender that chicken is... wow, sometimes I delight myself :D
I wanted a vinaigrette for this piece of chicken. I'm going to slice it and use half in a sandwich and half with a salad. Heat the pan and add a little olive oil, a little vinegar and shush it around to scrape up the dark bits, add a smidge of water and pour it into a little jar and use later... mmmmmm