Easy Pan Roasted Chicken Breasts with Thyme

If we can find them, boneless skin-on chicken breasts are our go to for this recipe. Although, chicken thighs would also be great. If you cannot find chicken breasts with the skin left on and the bone out, you can make this with bone-in breasts. You can also use skinless breasts, although, I have to admit the golden-brown skin is my favorite part.

Easy Pan Roasted Chicken Breasts with Thyme

YOU WILL NEED
  1. 2 boneless skin-on chicken breasts (6 to 8 ounces each)
  2. Salt and fresh ground black pepper
  3. 1 tablespoon neutral oil, like grape seed or canola
  4. 2 tablespoons butter
  5. Handful fresh thyme sprigs
  6. Half of a lemon, for serving

DIRECTIONS
  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry and season generously with salt and pepper. Heat oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Carefully place chicken breasts into hot skillet skin side down. Cook without moving until skin is deep golden brown and crisp, about 6 minutes. Carefully flip the chicken then add the butter and thyme. When the butter has melted, spoon it over the chicken several times.