Tender Pan-Fried Chicken Breasts


This pan-fried chicken is the most succulent, moist chicken you will ever try. It's pan-seared on the stove, then baked until tender.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 chicken breasts


  • 2 cups flour

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon dried tarragon

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon dry mustard powder

  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme leaves

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup milk

  • 8 (6 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • ½ cup vegetable oil


  1. Line 2 baking trays with aluminum foil; set aside.

  2. Stir together flour, salt, pepper, tarragon, ginger, mustard powder, thyme, garlic powder, and oregano in a shallow bowl until well-blended. Beat together egg and milk in a separate bowl until smooth.

    overhead of spice mixture for chicken in bowl

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  3. Dredge chicken breasts in flour mixture, shake off excess, then dip in egg, and again in flour. Place coated chicken breasts on one of the prepared baking trays; set aside to rest for 10 minutes.

    overhead of chicken breading station

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  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  5. Dredge chicken breasts in flour once more; shake off excess.

    overhead of raw, breaded chicken breasts on tray

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  6. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken breasts in hot oil until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Place fried chicken breasts on the second prepared baking tray.

    overhead of frying breaded chicken breasts in hot oil

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  7. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 to 30 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

    overhead of fried breaded chicken breasts on wire rack

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  8. Serve hot and enjoy!

    mid angle looking at a plate of golden brown tender pan-fried chicken breasts with one cut in half


Editor's Note

The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

453 Calories
19g Fat
27g Carbs
41g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 453
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 25%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 1843mg 80%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 41g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 406mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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