Pan Fried Chicken Breast and Sauteed Beet Greens

Seriously, this is one of my most favourite things to make for lunch or dinner. It’s simple, and pan fried chicken breast is quick to make. So I’ve got a super simple recipe to share, oh that’s right I already said it was simple, and it really is!

pan fried chicken and salad
Pan Fried Chicken Breast and Sauteed Beet Greens

Simple Pan Fried Chicken Breast

This recipe provides a quick and easy way to prepare tender and flavorful pan-fried chicken breasts with a hint of lemon. It's a simple yet delicious dish that can be served with salad, in a lunch box, or alongside your favorite vegetables.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American cuisine, Western
Servings 2
Calories 950 kcal


  • A large pan or skillet for cooking the chicken
  • A knife for slicing the chicken and checking its doneness


  • 700g (24oz) chicken breast – sliced across the grain into thiner slices. Look at the picture above, you’ll get the idea.
  • butter
  • ½ lemon


  • Heat a large pan or skillet
  • Add a good lump of butter and allow to melt
  • Add the chicken and cook for 5 minutes or until one side is golden brown
  • Squeeze the lemon over the top of the chicken then flip it over
  • Continue to cook until it is cooked through
  • To check it just use a knife and cut into it to make sure it’s done. Don’t overcook it, you want it nice and tender.
  • Serve with salad, in a lunch box or with vegetables



  • When slicing the chicken breast, be sure to cut it across the grain to ensure tenderness.
  • Adjust the amount of butter and lemon to suit your taste preferences.
  • It’s important not to overcook the chicken to keep it tender and juicy. Use a knife to check for doneness.
  • You can customize this dish by serving it with your choice of sides, such as salad or vegetables.
  • Feel free to season the chicken with your favorite herbs and spices for added flavor.
Keyword Butter, Chicken Breast, Lemon, Lunch, Main Dish, Pan-Fried, Quick and Easy, Simple

I hope you will give this one a try because it makes a simple healthy meal. And you can cook it this way and take it for lunch too. Cut it up and put it in a salad or lunch box, have it on a wrap, or even just eat it as a snack 🙂


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