Chicken is a versatile meat that can be used in a variety of ways, but one of the best is without a doubt to serve it as a beautifully prepared chicken breast. If you find that your plain chicken always comes out dry and unflavored, read on for some tips on how to make the perfect chicken breast.
The first thing you want to do is to get a good pan. If you have cast iron, this will work perfectly. Choose your favorite olive oil from the best olive oil brands and add a generous amount to your pan. To that, add some butter as well. The mixture of the oil and butter will prevent your chicken from burning and give it beautiful flavor. Once your oil is hot, finely mince a few cloves of garlic and add it to your oil. You want the garlic to be toasted in the oil, this infusing the oil with its flavors. You can add other herbs and spices in this step as well. Keep your garlic moving constantly to prevent it from burning.
Once you’re satisfied with your garlic, you can add your chicken breast. Debone it first and then put it into your hot pan, skin side down. This will make the skin fry up in the garlic infused oil and butter mixture, making it beautifully crisp and flavorful. Once it’s brown and crisp on the skin side, flip it over and cook until done. The result is a beautifully crispy, flavor filled chicken breast without the need for any fancy ingredients or steps. You can serve this with veggies, rice or a sauce depending on your personal tastes. There’s no better way to cook a chicken breast.