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How To Pan Sear Citrus Garlic Chicken Breast

Our friends at Khan's Poultry & Meats put us up to yet another challenge; a health-conscious Citrus Garlic Chicken Breast:

Yield: 2 Portions


2 each (4 oz) boneless chicken breast ¾ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cloves finely minced garlic 1 pimento pepper, minced ½ tsp orange zest 1 tbsp vegetable oil 4 sprigs of fresh parsley


  1. Place chicken breast on a clean surface. Season liberally with salt and black pepper on both sides of chicken breast.

  2. In a small bowl, add in the olive oil, garlic, pimento and orange zest and mix to combine.

  3. Rub this citrus marinade all over the surface area of the chicken breast.

  4. Let sit while you wash your hands.

  5. Place a medium sauté pan over high heat. Add in the vegetable oil and when heated, place in chicken breast.

  6. Allow breast to cook 3 minutes on one side. Reduce heat to medium then turn chicken over to the other side to cook for another 2 minutes.

  7. Remove pan from the heat and cover the entire pan with foil to allow the chicken to rest for 5 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, finely mince the fresh parsley using a sharp knife to minute pieces.

  9. Spread minced parsley out onto a small tray or plate evenly then place the cooked chicken breast onto it to coat one side of it. This will yield a fresh vivid & green herbal presentation for your breast as a crust.

  10. Serve this chicken breast with any side you desire, such as couscous or mashed potatoes.

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