Yeah. My bad. 7+ days and no post? Yes. I’m still eating. Just been a bit busy. Tonight’s recipe can be made in less than 30 minutes and is one of my go to things to make because you can start with the chicken and make anything. Pasta, sandwiches, salad can all be based on this chicken. The best part is probably that it only has 5 ingredients.
- 2 medium skinless chicken breast
- 1 Lemon
- 1 teaspoon of salt Salt
- 1-2 teaspoons fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of butter
Slice the chicken breasts horizontally so they’re half as thick and will cook faster. Marinate the slices in a large bowl with the salt, juice of half the lemon and pepper. Let the chicken sit for 5-10 minutes. The marinade is going to get a weird white creamy consistency. Fear not. This is the chicken juice and proteins reacting with the acid. It will not kill you and things have not gone horribly wrong.
If your breast slices are more than 3/4 of a inch thick preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Over a medium high flame melt a 2 tablespoons of butter in saute pan. When the butter just starts to brown add the chicken. Cook the chicken for 5 minutes on each side to a nice golden brown. Remove the chicken from the pan. Poke your chicken with a fork or knife tip and let a bit of juice run out. Is the juice pink? Yes? It’s not done yet. Finnish the chicken in the oven for 5-10 minutes until its either 160 degrees inside or the juice runs clear. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and congrats! All done. I got it in the pictures with some broccoli.