A couple years ago, I settled on a surefire way to cook a chicken breast. It's simple, easy, MOIST, and delicious. Sometimes, I eat this on it's own, but it's also the base for many of my favorite chicken recipes (like this one). I hope this will make your life simpler, as it has mine.
Simple Blackened Chicken
Yield: 1 cooked chicken breast
Total Time: 15 minutes
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Using a mallet, beat down chicken breasts until about 1 to 1-1/2 inch thick. Sprinkle garlic salt and lemon pepper on both sides of the breast. Pat down.
On the Stove:
In a saucepan over medium heat, pour about 2-3 Tablespoons olive oil and heat through. Add seasoned chicken to the pan and cover with a lid. Let cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until cooked throughout and all pinkness is gone.
On the (George Foreman) Grill*:
Heat George Foreman grill. Spray with cooking spray. Place chicken on the grill and let cook for 10-12 minutes, until all pinkness is gone. Let chicken rest for a few minutes before cutting.
Serve and enjoy.
*If you thought the George Foreman grill was for college apartments only, think again. I use mine all the time.