10-Minute Chicken

Posted: May 13

Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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10 minutes, in cooking time, is nothing; it’s a New York minute, a blink of an eye, a flash in the sky. Yet 10-Minute Chicken is completed and sizzling hot in, yes, 10 minutes. It seems impossible, but you can literally taste the delicious results. 10-Minute Chicken is juicy, crispy, and seasoned to perfection, exactly what you want on a weeknight when you just want to put your feet up and rest. A burst of flavor made faster than the speed of light (or so it feels), this dish makes weeknight dinners seem easy.


• 4 thin chicken breasts, boneless and skinless • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 2 teaspoons kosher salt • 1 teaspoon black pepper • 4 cloves garlic, pressed • 2 teaspoons parsley, dried • 1 teaspoon thyme, dried • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more to taste


Step 1

Rub the chicken breasts generously with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.

Step 2

Season the chicken with the salt, black pepper, garlic, parsley, thyme, and cayenne pepper.

Step 3

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Step 4

Once the oil is shimmering, add the chicken breasts.

Step 5

Cover the pan with a lid, leaving a small gap for steam to escape.

Step 6

Cook the chicken for 3 minutes without touching either the pan or the chicken.

Step 7

Once the tops of the chicken turn white, flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Remove the chicken from the pan once the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Step 8

Serve immediately.

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