Chicken in a Flash

Boneless, skinless chicken breast cooks very quickly. This recipe takes about 10 minutes prep and 10—12 minutes cooking time.
Course Main Course
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 per pound of chicken


Boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into serving-size pieces of about 4 – 6 oz.

Choose one of following seasonings (amount per pound of chicken):

  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons Adobo seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon granulated or powdered garlic + 1 teaspoon granulated or powdered onion salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Penzeys Northwoods or Alternate mix in Recipe Notes
  • 2 teaspoons Penzeys Rocky Mountain seasoning I don't have a substitute for this seasoning

Salt and pepper (if not included in seasoning)

1 Tablespoon Olive oil

1 Tablespoon Butter


  1. Rub chicken pieces with seasoning.
  2. Heat skillet over medium-high heat with 1 Tablespoon each olive oil and butter.
  3. Put chicken pieces in skillet without crowding.
  4. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  5. Turn pieces and cook another 5 minutes or until white through the center.
  6. If you have more pieces, cook a second round, adding a little more olive oil and butter if necessary.

Recipe Notes

Alternate Seasoning for Penzeys Northwoods:

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated or powdered garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle pepper


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