How to Brown Chicken


Perfectly brown chicken with tips from the Just A Pinch Test Kitchen.

Begin by completely drying off chicken with a paper towel.
Begin by completely drying off chicken with a paper towel.

Brush oil on both sides of chicken before adding to the pan.
Brush oil on both sides of chicken before adding to the pan.

Make sure to season your chicken prior to browning.
Make sure to season your chicken prior to browning.

Turn your stove to a medium-high heat.
Turn your stove to a medium-high heat.

Ensure your pan is nice and hot by testing with a few...
Ensure your pan is nice and hot by testing with a few drops of water. If the water sizzles, your pan is ready.

Then, using tongs, add your chicken to the pan.
Then, using tongs, add your chicken to the pan.

Allow chicken to brown for a few minutes before attempting to flip....
Allow chicken to brown for a few minutes before attempting to flip. If your chicken does not easily come away from pan, it's not ready to flip.

Make sure to brown meat in small batches. If a pan is...
Make sure to brown meat in small batches. If a pan is too crowded, the meat will not brown properly.


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