Skillet Chicken Breasts

Seared, sauteed, or simmered in all kinds of sauces. Great dinners happen when chicken meets a hot skillet. Get recipes, including quick, easy, and healthy options.

Staff Picks

Deviled Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4 stars 68
Quick and easy, this is an excellent mid-week dish.

Sweet Chicken Marsala

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This is a delightful dish combining the unique flavors of Italian Marsala wine with the white meat of the chicken breast. The dish has been sweetened to appeal to a broader range of those who appreciate the fun of cooking with fine wines.

Pineapple and Apricot Skillet Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 22
Tender chicken is paired with tangy pineapples and sweet apricots for a truly Caribbean taste. Serve over jasmine rice or couscous.

Chef John's Chicken French

Rating: 4.5 stars 151
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.
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Pan-Roasted Chicken Breasts

Rating: 4.5 stars 213
These chicken breasts are fast, easy, and delicious. By 'pan-roasting,' you can easily monitor the internal temp. Leaving the skin on adds a lot of flavor and much needed moisture.

Meghann's Chicken Scallopini

Rating: 4.5 stars 16
This delicious chicken is from cooktop to tabletop in less than an hour, and uses ingredients most likely to be kept in your pantry!

Balsamic Chicken Breasts with Porcini Mushrooms

Rating: 4 stars 6
Delicious balsamic chicken best served over rice or with oven-roasted potatoes. Wonderful any time of the year and reheats perfectly!

Juicy Chicken Breasts with Tomato-Shiraz Reduction

Rating: 4 stars 1
These juicy chicken breasts with a rich and thick sauce taste like they took a long time cooking, but this recipe is really fast and easy.

Doro Wat: Ethiopian Chicken Dish

Rating: 5 stars 21
I love Ethiopian food but had difficulty finding authentic recipes online. I ultimately found 3 or 4 recipes and altered them all to incorporate them together in an attempt to capture the flavors. Typically served with injera and some side vegetable dish. I prefer Atkilt, a cabbage and potato dish, but there are many delicious options.

Paprika Chicken with Mushrooms

Rating: 4.5 stars 396
There's something about chicken with paprika that is soooo good! Cooking this dish covered makes a nice mushroom sauce that can be spooned over the chicken for serving.

Chicken Korma II

Rating: 4.5 stars 299
In this mild Northern Indian dish, chicken is simmered in a creamy fragrant sauce with onion, garlic, ginger and cashews. Serve over basmati or sticky rice. Add more chili or cayenne for more heat.

Chicken Valdostano

Rating: 4.5 stars 158
Delicious Italian skillet dish with prosciutto ham, fontina cheese (one of Italy's best cheeses) AND a white wine/mushroom sauce. Who could ask for more? Here's the recipe YOU asked for!

Inspiration and Ideas

Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
Rating: Unrated 3726
"This is the simplest, best chicken I have ever made and trust me, that's saying something when I make chicken breast 3 days out of the week." – Lindsay Birdsong
Classic Chicken Cordon Bleu
Rating: 5 stars 6995

Cordon Bleu is a French term, literally translated as 'blue ribbon', that originally referred to an award for culinary excellence given to women cooks! The term can now apply to any superior cook (yes, men too), and also to this dish (chicken, ham and Swiss cheese slices, breaded and sauteed). This yummy version adds paprika and a creamy white wine sauce worthy of its own blue ribbon. Two blue ribbon tastes in wedded bliss -- Chicken Cordon Bleu!