Idiotproof Chicken Breasts

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Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are often dismissed as dry and tasteless, but this easy stovetop technique gives boneless, skinless chicken breasts an image overhaul, eliminates poultry cooking anxiety and produces tender, juicy chicken breasts every single time. 

OG blog friends and Dude Dieters, I hope you’re extremely familiar with this recipe, but I’m finally posting it here for easy reference for those who have yet to be introduced to the life-changing magic of Idiotproof Chicken Breasts.

To the newbies: This is unequivocally the most reliable and stress-free method for how to cook boneless, skinless chicken breasts stovetop.

In just 20 minutes, you will be the proud producer of epically tender and juicy chicken that you can serve with your favorite side dishes or add to everything from salads, sandwiches and wraps to quinoa bakes and quesadillas.

By following the simple recipe instructions below, you will relieve yourself of “is it done?” anxiety and never again deal with the undercooked squishiness or overcooked stringiness of improperly cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast.

This is the first day of the rest of your culinary life!!!

The only tricky aspect of this technique is that it requires a significant amount of blind trust.

You cannot, under any circumstances, lift the lid on the pan while the chicken breast cooks. It will be tempting to peek, but you must resist the urge! I promise that when you finally lift the lid, you’ll have perfect chicken breasts.


p.s. I’m thrilled to report that this stovetop cooking technique can also be used to cook boneless, skinless chicken thighs! Simply add an 5 extra minutes of cook time, and an 5 extra minutes of covered resting time (that’s 30 minutes total time).

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  1. Chelsea on August 6, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    So glad this is in non-video form and riiiiight up front now. Somehow I still have to reference it all the time even though I’ve made chicken this way a lot now…

  2. Kiara Sexton on July 8, 2020 at 5:44 am

    I still make this all the time. Many sassy desk lunches thanks to you.

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