How to Cook a Thin Cut Boneless Chicken Breast

By Fred Davis

Thin cut boneless chicken breast takes only minutes to prepare and cook and provides a good source of protein with little fat. There are many different ways to prepare the chicken breast. The recipes for thin cut boneless chicken breast can start with a marinade of your choosing.

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Sautéing/Grilling

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Step 1

Turn on the stove burner to medium-high or light the flame on the grill of your choice. Let the heat rise and pour a tablespoon of olive oil onto the skillet if you are cooking on the stove. Place the chicken breasts into the skillet on the burner or directly on the grill rack.

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Step 2

Cover the chicken breast and let it cook for three to five minutes depending on the thickness of the cut, until the underside is lightly browned, then flip with the spatula or tongs.

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Step 3

Check the middle of the chicken after letting the second side cook for another three to five minutes. If the middle is still pink, let the chicken keep cooking.

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Step 4

Remove the chicken from the heat once the middle has reached 160 degrees. You can use a cooking thermometer to check the temperature.

Baking

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Step 5

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

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Step 6

Lightly oil a baking dish and place the chicken breast into it. Cover the top of the baking dish with aluminum foil.

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Step 7

Place the baking dish with the chicken breast into the oven on the center rack and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the middle of the breast reaches 160 degrees.

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Step 8

Remove the baking dish from the oven and serve the chicken.