Chicken Breast For Salads & Sandwiches

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Recipe: #32075

May 13, 2019

Categories: Sandwiches

"This "recipe" if you can call it that, cooks perfectly juicy and tender chicken breast(s) for salads and sandwiches, absolutely a must for adding a somewhat neutral "chicken flavored chicken" to any dish."

Original is 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (122.3 g)
  • Calories 188.1
  • Total Fat - 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 96.4 mg
  • Sodium - 694.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 0.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.1 g
  • Sugars - 0 g
  • Protein - 35.2 g
  • Calcium - 18.9 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Start with fresh or defrosted chicken breasts.

Step 2

Pound your chicken breasts to an even thickness by placing your chicken breast smooth-side up between two layers of plastic adding a drop or 2 of oil so the chicken doesn't stick, to a large disposable plastic bag and go to town. Start with the thickest part of the meat and strike it, working outward until the breast has a uniform thickness all over.

Step 3

Step 4

Sprinkle both sides of your chicken with salt, pepper, and/or your preferred spices before it goes on the heat.

Step 5

Heat pan over medium to medium-high heat, grease with cooking spray or a drizzle of oil, and add your chicken to the pan. Cook for 5-8 minutes per side. Turn heat down if chicken begins to burn.

Step 6

Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature of your meat. Pull the chicken breast when it reaches 160 degrees and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes.

Step 7

Deglaze the pan with 1 or 2 tablespoons of chicken broth and pour over resting chicken.


No special items needed.

1 Reviews


This technique gave me great results in cooking up chicken breast for a quick lunch. I seasoned with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic powder. After deglazing the pan with chicken broth, I spooned it over the breast and let it rest (tented with tin foil) until my husband got home for lunch and the meat had retained moisture. Really enjoyed this. Thank you for posting your recipe.


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(23 Mar 2023)

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