Easy Marinated Chicken Breast


This marinated pan-seared chicken breast recipe is my go-to for delicious chicken breasts. It's only 6 ingredients, comes together quickly, and can be made in a pan or on the grill, so it's perfect for all 4 seasons. It always comes out moist with a great sear and so much flavor.


Chicken Breast Franks Redhot Sauce Soy Sauce Maple Syrup Garlic Avocado Oil

Step 1

Combine chicken breasts, hot sauce, maple syrup, soy sauce or coconut aminos, and garlic in a gallon baggie and transfer to the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Step 2

Once the chicken is done marinating, add 2 tablespoons of oil to a large non-stick or cast-iron pan over medium heat.

Once the oil is hot, add the chicken breasts and cook, untouched, for about 6 minutes.

Step 3

Add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan and cook the other side of the chicken for another 6-9 minutes, or until the chicken is 165 degrees.

Step 4

Remove the chicken from the pan and let it rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting.

Step 5

Pro Tip 1

Use an oil with a high smoke-point, like avocado oil. Avoid olive oil due to it's low smoke-point and likely hood to burn.

Pro Tip 2

100% pure maple syrup is best for this recipe.. If you don't have maple syrup, honey works as well.

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