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Easy Pan Seared Chicken Breasts
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4.24 from 180 votes

Easy Pan-Seared Chicken Breasts

Easy Pan-Seared Chicken is easily prepared right in the skillet with a crunchy crust and lots of flavor from Italian seasoning.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword easy pan seared chicken, pan fried chicken
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 254kcal
Author Olya


  • 4 chicken breasts (thin, boneless and skinless)
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • Paper towel dry your thin chicken breasts (if you bought thick ones, make sure to butterfly each one). In a large bowl, combine flour, salt,  black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and Italian Seasoning. Stir well to blend. 
  • Using a fork or tongs, coat the chicken breasts in the flour mixture and set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, place flour coated chicken breasts in the skillet and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, turning once between cooking, about 8-10 minutes. 
  • Remove chicken from pan and serve warm with pasta or vegetables.


Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 713mg | Potassium: 456mg | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1.5mg