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Pan Roasted chicken breast salad

Whole30 Pan Roasted Chicken Breast

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, dinner, kid-friendly, lunch, meal prep, whole30
Servings: 1


  • 1 large chicken breast
  • dash salt
  • dash pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon ghee


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cover the chicken with plastic wrap. Or, place it in a freezer bag, and gently tenderize it with a meat tenderizer or hte back of a skillet. (You want the chicken breast at similar thickness all around.)
  • Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken (or add seasonings of choice).
  • Heat an oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat, and add the ghee (or your fat of choice) to the chicken, and place it top side down in the skillet.
  • Let the chicken cook for 3-5 minutes (depending on the thickness) or until it can easily be flipped.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven, and bake for 10-15 minutes or until it the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the chicken from the skillet, and let it rest 5-10 minutes.
  • Serve as desired.


Thinner chicken breasts may take less time to cook. Make sure to keep an eye on them in the oven!