• Megan Jess

Pan Seared Frenched Breast or Airline Chicken Breast

In the 60s traveling on an airplane used to be a fancy dining experience, get dressed up to enjoy a delicious meal while traveling! They needed a cut of chicken that would not dry out made in advance for your ride in the sky. That was the start of the airline chicken breast or it can now be called frenched breast cut. Nowadays, you normally only see this cut at a fancy restaurant.


This easy recipe is simple enough to make during the week along with enjoying when having company over. I enjoy it served over mashed potatoes and with delicious roasted Brussel sprouts!


What do you need?

2 Airline Chicken Breast

1 teaspoon of Paprika

1 tsp of salt and pepper

1 tsp of garlic powder

1 tsp of rosemary

1 tsp of fresh thyme

3 tablespoons of butter

1 cup of chicken broth




Let's Start Cooking!




Preheat the oven to 350 degrees


Start by dabbing a paper towel to dry the chicken. Once your chicken is dry, put it on a plate and sprinkle all the seasonings on both sides of the chicken.

Once the chicken is seasoned, add the butter to a frying pan over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the chicken with the skin side down. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until the chicken's skin, is golden brown.


Flip and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. If the chicken is not a delicious golden brown, continue to cook for another 2 to 3 minutes.


Once the chicken's skin is cooked, add the chicken broth to the bottom of the pan. This will help deglaze the pan (deglazing the pan means the browning will release from the bottom of the pan)


Add a pinch of thyme and rosemary to the pan. It is helpful to use a pan you can put directly into the oven, but if you did not. It is time to transfer the broth and chicken to an oven-safe pan*.


Time to cook in the oven for 25 to 30 minutes, once finished the chicken will be at 160 degrees.


This quick broth and pan-seared chicken breast are best served over mashed potatoes!


View this delicious mash potatoes recipe!


*The oven-safe pan is an affiliate link, which I may earn a commission if purchased at no cost to you.








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