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How to Cook Chicken Breast on the Stove

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Chicken is one of those meats that pairs with about anything, and despite what summer food magazines say, grilling is not the only way to cook this bird. Cooking chicken breast on the stove is easy, and once you learn how, you can use it for a variety of tasty dishes that your family and guests will love.

How to Cook Chicken Breast on the Stove

Be sure you have the right ingredients and supplies before cooking chicken breast on the stove. Get a large, clean skillet to place the chicken in, olive oil, and salt and pepper for seasoning. If you have a meat thermometer, grab that too.

How to Cook Chicken Breast on the Stove

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in large skillet on medium-high heat.
  2. Season chicken breast.
  3. Add chicken to the skillet and cook six to seven minutes on each side or until done (165°F). Use a meat thermometer if you’re unsure that the chicken is done; consuming undercooked chicken puts you at risk for foodborne illnesses.
  4. Remove chicken breast from skillet; cover to keep warm.

How to Cook Chicken Breast on the Stove
Final Tips

There are so many flavorful ways to cook chicken breast on the stove and turn it into a delicious meal, and now that you know how, recipes that require it will seem less daunting and more fun. Add veggies and fettuccine and you have a country Italian Quick Fettuccine Cacciatore; cover your chicken breast with pan sauce from our CATALINA Chicken Breasts recipe; or experiment with pesto pan sauce and veggies from our Tuscan Chicken Simmer recipe. The possibilities are endless!

Whether your recipe calls for veggies and sauce like our saucy A.1. Skillet Chicken recipe, or parmesan cheese and tomatoes like our savory Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken recipe, you can feel confident about bringing diverse flavors and textures from recipe to your table.