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Pan Seared Chicken

Prep Time1 min
Cook Time4 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Keyword: chicken, gluten free, keto, make ahead, meal prep


  • boneless chicken cutlets sliced thin
  • extra virgin olive oil or EVOO spray
  • Kosher salt & fresh ground pepper


  • Heat a non-stick skillet pan, preferably a griddle pan, over medium-high heat.
  • Spray or baste chicken with EVOO and season with salt & pepper. Flip & repeat. (I like to pepper one side only.)
  • Place chicken on griddle, presentation side down. Sear for 2 minutes. The chicken should be turning white from the bottom up and should have a light brown sear. Flip. Cook for another 2 minutes. (Timing may change based on thickness of chicken breast)
  • If you are unsure about doneness, use a pairing knife to make a very small slice and check the inside for pink. Remember that it will keep cooking off the heat and if you are using it for a hot meal, it will finish cooking in the oven so you don't want to over cook it.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan to a plate and let rest. *If you are not using the chicken right away, make sure to cool compleatly before refridgerating.


This is not a recipe but rather an explanation of technique. The quantity of ingredients is flexible based on individual preferences.