Our Favorite Sautéed Chicken Breast Recipes
Chicken is a mealtime favorite for a reason. Its versatility and seemingly endless methods of preparation make it an ideal protein to work with for every level of cook. Sautéing is an essential technique for getting dinner on the table fast, and when it's used to make boneless chicken breasts, the possibilities are endless. From cremini mushroom ensconced cutlets—which are simply thin-sliced boneless chicken breasts—to sesame-crusted thighs, we're dishing out some of our most delicious sautéed meals.
If you're looking for a dinner that's herb-filled, fast, and delicious, our recipe for Chicken Cutlets with Herb Butter, pictured here, is just the dish for you. As the recipe name denotes, thin slices of chicken breasts are sautéed and served with a fresh herb butter that's made in the same pan. Need to get dinner on the table fast? Make our quick Sautéed Chicken in Mustard and Herb Sauce. It's a rich, flavorful meal that comes together in only 25 minutes. For a decadent dish, make our Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes. It's made with cream cheese instead of cream for all of the richness with less fat. Meanwhile, the lemon and spinach lend an unsuspecting light complement to this otherwise rich dish.
Relishes and salsas transform the sautéed meat in even more unique ways. Try Sautéed Chicken with Tomato Relish and Spinach and you'll be perfectly satisfied, or take your taste buds to the tropics with Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Orange-Avocado Salsa. Lime juice and honey form the base of this accompaniment, while orange and avocado add texture and anchor the recipe.
Ahead explore more enticingly fast and tasty sautéed chicken dishes—the perfect additions to your weekly menu.
Sautéed Chicken with Spinach, Garlic, and Pine Nuts
The chicken may be the main event, but why relegate the wilted greens to the side? Here, dollops of tangy goat cheese and a handful of pine nuts conspire to make spinach the star of the show.
Sautéed Chicken in Mustard and Herb Sauce
The mustard in this sauce not only adds great flavor but also helps to thicken it, creating a tasty topping with an enjoyable texture.
Lighter Sesame Chicken
A Chinese-restaurant classic gets lightened without sacrificing flavor. Our chicken is sautéed in a little oil instead of deep-fried, and our less-sweet take on the classic sauce has fewer calories than a standard recipe. Last but not least, swap out brown rice for white—nutritionally, the former is a winner.
Sautéed Chicken with Tomato Relish and Spinach
The delicious, fragrant mixture of parsley, capers, lemon juice, oil, and tomatoes makes a refreshing relish for sautéed chicken cutlets.
Marsala Chicken with Sage and Cremini Mushrooms
Sage and cremini mushrooms come together in this savory and simple dish. Serve alongside a tart vegetable like broccoli rabe to round out the meal.
Sautéed Chicken Breasts with Orange-Avocado Salsa
A classic pan-sautéed chicken breast is topped with a fresh, colorful, and sweet salsa.
Chicken Cutlets with Wax Beans, Chickpeas, and Spinach
A raw wax-bean side salad with spinach and avocado accompanies simple seared chicken.
Chicken Saltimbocca with Sage
Wrapped in fresh sage and thin slices of prosciutto, this sautéed chicken is a salty and savory take on the Italian favorite.
Creamy Lemon Chicken with Spinach and Artichokes
The chicken is sautéed and then dunked into the sauce for a bit more cooking in this delectable dish.
Chicken Scaloppine with Piccata Sauce
An Italian classic, "scaloppine" is a dish of thin slices of meat tossed in flour and sautéed while "piccata" refers to the traditional caper sauce that accompanies them. Together they make one amazing dish.