Healthy, inexpensive, simple, and quick.
First-years don’t usually have to worry about cooking. They show up at the dining hall, choose their meal, eat, and leave the dirty dishes behind.
The six student-athletes living together in Park City, Utah, had no choice but to figure it out. Hereʼs one of the dinnertime meals they enjoyed eating together.
Basic (but Delicious) Pan-Seared Chicken Breast Recipe: College Student Edition
- Defrost the boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
- Generously season both sides of the chicken with salt, ground pepper, and garlic salt to add a nice zing of flavor.
- Heat vegetable oil in a medium-large skillet.
- When the oil is hot, add chicken to the pan. Only cook a few pieces at a time so you donʼt overcrowd your skillet.
- Let the chicken cook over medium-high heat until golden brown (refrain from moving them around for at least a full five minutes).
- Flip the chicken over and cook for a few more minutes until golden brown.
- If youʼe feeling fancy, finish with butter to add some flavor and color to the chicken.
- Serve with sautéed vegetables and potatoes and enjoy!
Learn more about the Autumn Quarter adventure of six first-year student-athletes in “Mountain Time.”