Pan Fried Chicken Breast Recipes

Pan-fried chicken breasts are just as crispy as deep-fried, but take a little less planning (and a lot less oil). Find a recipe for tonight's dinner!

Staff Picks

Amazingly Tasty and Crispy Chicken Schnitzel

Rating: 4.72 stars
Tasty and easy to make. Kids love it and you all will want more!

Old-Fashioned Chicken Cutlets

Rating: 4.4 stars
Old-fashioned breaded chicken cutlets! This traditional recipe for chicken cutlets is a labor of love, but they are well worth the effort. Great served with mashed potatoes and a veggie; also terrific on focaccia bread with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and onion. However you serve it, it will not disappoint!

Chicken Milanese

Rating: 4.75 stars
I made this recipe up after not finding very many recipes for chicken milanese to go with my pasta. It is quick and delicious.

Chicken Katsu

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is my family recipe for Chicken Katsu - Japanese style fried chicken. Can also be used to make Tonkatsu, just use pork cutlets instead of chicken. Serve with white rice and tonkatsu sauce.

Easy Mexican Fried Chicken

Rating: 4 stars
Great with Mexican rice and fried beans with cheese melted on top, if desired! Sort of 'On-The-Border Southern Fried Chicken'.

Potato Crunchy Tenders

Rating: 4.67 stars
I was trying to come up with something different than pizza on football practice nights, so i came up with this quick meal.

Bang Bang Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is a wonderful Americanized version of an extremely popular Sichuan Chinese dish. With twice-fried chicken, you get the crispy fried breading you'd expect, and the bang bang sauce drizzle just makes the entire dish spectacular. You'll love this more than any Chinese takeout version. Pay attention to the notes in the directions!!

Karen's Italian Pan-Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.57 stars
A quick and easy palate-pleaser for the whole family. Looking for something different than the traditional chicken menu options? Combine Italian-inspired ingredients with your chicken and see the smiles on your family members. Cleans up quick too!

Chef John's Chicken French

Rating: 4.52 stars
Chicken French has everything I love in a recipe. It's delicious and easy, frugal, yet fancy, and everyone loves it. Better yet, it has a vague, confusing history and completely preposterous name. This not-French recipe hails from the Rochester area of New York State, where it's a staple on virtually every Italian-American restaurant menu.

Chicken In Basil Cream

Rating: 4.69 stars
This recipe is a welcome change from the usual fried chicken. The cream sauce gives it a wonderful flavor.

Mongolian Chicken

Rating: 5 stars
If Mongolian beef is your go to when it comes to Chinese take-out, I challenge you to try this version made with chicken instead. The chicken is melt-in-your-mouth tender and requires no marinating time as beef would. Serve over rice.

Chicken Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.64 stars
A fun chicken recipe the kids can help prepare. They love crushing the crackers. It does not matter if the measurements aren't perfect, just wing it!

Inspiration and Ideas

Bourbon Pecan Chicken

Rating: Unrated
"Hey everyone, this recipe is my very favorite! Please understand that the clarified butter called for is easy to make, and also imperative to your success." --mamamelton

Smothered Chicken Breasts

Rating: Unrated
"This is fabulously easy and quite a crowd pleaser! Thanks for sharing, this recipe has saved my "bacon" (naturally no pun intended)!" -- Leslie

Simple Lemon Herb Chicken

Rating: 4.33 stars

This is a simple, quick and delicious dish. All you need are a few spices and, of course, the chicken! The amount of spices are completely up to you. You can add more or less according to your taste. Enjoy!