Photo: Jennifer Causey
Active Time
8 Mins
Total Time
20 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 chicken breast)

Crispy on the outside, tender-juicy on the inside, this 20-minute chicken is the ultimate weeknight dish. Pan searing is a wonderful technique that gives you the deliciously crisp crust with hardly any effort. Simply sprinkle cumin, salt and pepper evenly over both sides of the chicken, add to oil-coated skillet over medium-high heat, and cook for just four minutes on each side. Pair with a simple side salad, or slaw, and drizzle with an herbaceous sauce to bring a flavorful meal to the table with ease. And, at just 216 calories per breast, this chicken dish is one healthy alternative you’ll turn back to time and again.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place chicken breasts in a single layer between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound with a meat mallet or heavy skillet until chicken breasts are about 3/4 inch thick.

Step 2

Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high. Combine cumin, salt, and pepper; sprinkle evenly over both sides of chicken breasts. Add chicken to skillet; cook until done, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board; let stand 5 minutes. Cut across the grain into slices. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

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