The Secret to Cooking the Perfect, Juicy Chicken Breasts, every time


When it comes to chicken, the breast is by far the most popular part, but many people struggle when it is time to cook them at home. All too often the chicken that one enjoys in a restaurant, from fast casual all the way to good food, far exceeds everything that home cooks make in their own kitchen, but that does not have to be the case! Here is the secret to cook the perfect, juicy chicken fillet every time. 10 ways you've grilled your chicken all the way First and foremost buy chicken breast – the skin adds a great taste and protects the breast from dehydration. If you really do not want to eat, that's fine (although it might be hard to resist if they're all crispy and tasty) – but at least boil the breast with the skin. Then spread the chicken breast – rub some olive oil and season with salt and pepper. It is not necessary to season generously as a steak, but do not be stingy with the salt. Before you cook, you can also leave the chicken in a quick brine, making the breasts even more juicy. When you're ready to cook, heat a teaspoon or two olive oil in a good, heavy skillet – cast iron is fantastic, but stainless steel works too. (Avoid cooking in the process of preparing almost anything.) If the pan is hot but does not smoke, add the chicken breasts with the skin side down and cook for about 10 minutes before turning and cooking for another 10 minutes on the other side . Make sure you monitor the temperature of the pan and feel free to raise or lower the heat. The chicken has to be sunbathing and brown and crispy, but not too fast. Nobody likes burned chicken, right? Once the chicken is fully cooked, with an internal temperature of about 165 degrees F, there is a final step. Before you cut the chicken into pieces, you must let it rest for at least five minutes. If the breast is cut before you rest, it ensures that all the delicious juices come out and leave you with a dry, unsatisfactory chicken breast. Pan-searing chicken is an excellent skill that all home cooks need to master, and it's a great way to cook chicken on those busy weekday evenings.