Chicken breasts is that one cut of meat that is super hard to perfect. Because there’s so little fat, it can dry out really easily, and the last thing you want is a dried up chicken breast. Luckily, there are a few things that will save you from this nightmare, and they’re all super easy to do!
The number one thing you need to do for any cut of meat, especially chicken, is to first dry it off with paper towels. If it goes into the pan wet, you’re going to be simmering it more than caramelizing.
You can easily see when you look at a chicken breast that it’s not an even cut of meat. In order for it to cook evenly, you need to flatten it out by pounding it. Put the chicken in a bag and then on your cutting board and start smacking it with either a mallet or a rolling pin until it’s uniformly even. This will make the cooking much easier.
The first side will take about 4 minutes, but when you flip it, only leave it on for 2 or 3. Even if it’s not the same color as the first side, if you wrap it in foil it will continue to cook giving you perfect juicy chicken.