Marinated and Sautéed Breast Chicken Flavored with Garlic and Basil

Marinated and Sautéed Breast Chicken Flavored with Garlic and Basil

The chicken won't dry out since it's marinated. It's plump, juicy and tender. For guests, a potluck or even for your bento. It's easy to make in a plastic bag.

Ingredients: 1-2 portions

Chicken breast
1 (large, 300 g)
Salt and Pepper (for seasoning)
a small amount
★Basil (dried)
2 teaspoons
1/4 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon
★Lemon juice
1-2 teaspoons
a small amount
★Garlic (tubed)
3 cm (reduce if making for your bento)
1 tablespoon
Olive oil (If you don't have it, vegetable oil)
2 tablespoons
White flour
2 tablespoons
Olive oil (or vegetable oil)
1 1/2 tablespoons
about 10 g


1. Remove the skin from the chicken breast, and butterfly the thick part for an even thick layer. Pound it with a back of the knife, slice, and pierce it with a fork.
2. Put it in a plastic bag and sprinkle salt and pepper, and rub it to season well.
3. Add the ★ ingredients and rub into the meat. Leave it 20 minutes more. Take marinated chicken out from the fridge and bring it to room temperature.
4. Add white flour and rub in.
5. Heat a pan with olive or vegetable oil, and sauté the chicken.
6. After the chicken is browned, reduce to low heat. Flip and saute further covered with a lid for 2 minutes.
7. After 2 minutes, uncover the lid and sprinkle butter. Turn up the heat, sauté a little, and serve.
8. Sprinkle salt and pepper and basil on it if you want. It's also great with a wedge of lemon.

Story Behind this Recipe

To eat juicy chicken breast that's prone to drying out. I made this into stylish dish. It's easy to make with the ingredients I usually have on hand.