The Basics: How to Make Seared Chicken Breast

From the store to the kitchen to the table: We outline the steps that get you from raw ingredients to your dinner tonight, free of measurements and complicated techniques. It’s a method you’ll remember and whip out whenever you like. It is the most basic way to make the thing you’re making.

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  • • a medium frying pan
  • • a metal spatula or tongs
  • • a meat thermometer (optional)
  • • aluminum foil
  • • olive oil
  • • two boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • • salt and pepper (poured into small bowls so that you don’t have to touch the containers after you’ve touched the raw chicken)

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Seared Chicken Breast