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First-year cuisine

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

  1. Defrost the boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
  2. Generously season both sides of the chicken with salt, ground pepper, and garlic salt to add a nice zing of flavor.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a medium-large skillet.
  4. When the oil is hot, add chicken to the pan. Only cook a few pieces at a time so you donʼt overcrowd your skillet.
  5. Let the chicken cook over medium-high heat until golden brown (refrain from moving them around for at least a full five minutes).
  6. Flip the chicken over and cook for a few more minutes until golden brown.
  7. If youʼe feeling fancy, finish with butter to add some flavor and color to the chicken.
  8. Serve with sautéed vegetables and potatoes and enjoy!

Learn more about the Autumn Quarter adventure of six first-year student-athletes in “Mountain Time.”