How To Sauté Chicken

Jazz up a basic chicken breast with a simple pan sauce. This easy technique puts dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

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Deglaze Pan
 Becky Luigart-Stayner

Step 4: Deglaze

After removing chicken breasts from the pan, add a liquid to deglaze the pan, scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen browned bits. This will add tremendous flavor to the sauce. You can deglaze with a variety of liquids, including stock,* wine, beer, and spirits, or cider. Now's the time to add savory seasonings such as herbs, spices, shallots, onions, garlic, and whatever you choose.

* Tip: We recommend using low-sodium store-brought broth, which will help prevent the sauce from becoming too salty as it reduces. See our favorites.

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