In my opinion, this is the single best way to cook chicken breasts so that they will be juicy, tender, and succulent. It is fast and easy, and gives you a lot of freedom to dress the dish up in whatever way your imagination desires. With this chicken as the center piece, you cannot fail.
The main point of this post is the chicken. You can eat it straight, with no further flavourings or sauces, and it is incredibly delicious. However, when you cook chicken like this, you are left with fond (stuff cooked onto the bottom of the pan) and it is a crime to waste it, so I am also demonstrating a very simple reduction sauce that you can make to top the chicken. Keep in mind that there are infinite ways to alter the sauce. I will mention a few, but this really is just a basic recipe, meant to be about as simple as it gets. You can tweak it to your hearts content and develop so many versions of this dish, that you could make it almost every single day and never get tired of it. In the future I will certainly post many of my own variations, but no need to wait for me. This is what makes cooking fun. Play around with recipes! This is a great one to practice with.
This recipe is for two chicken breasts. It takes about 25 minutes to prepare.
Oct 15, 2014