Thin cut boneless chicken breasts take only minutes to prep and cook, plus they provide a good source of protein with little fat. There are many ways to prep the chicken breast, and the recipe can start with whatever marinade sounds best.

Things You'll Need

Sautéing/Grilling

1. Turn on the stove burner to medium-high or light the flame on the grill. Let the heat rise and pour a tablespoon of olive oil onto the skillet if you’re cooking on the stove.

2. Place the chicken breasts into the skillet on the burner or directly on the grill rack.

3. 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.

4. 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.

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

Baking

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

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

3. 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.

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

Tips

  • When sautéing, add more olive oil if the pan has dried out.
  • Use marinades or rubs to add flavor to the chicken.