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How to Grill Chicken on the Stove Top

author image Leigh Good
Leigh Good has been writing for magazines and newspapers for more than 10 years. Her work has been published in numerous print and online publications. Good has a bachelor's degree in print journalism from Georgia State University.
How to Grill Chicken on the Stove Top
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of lettuce with lemon garnish. Photo Credit: Rasulovs/iStock/Getty Images

If the weather isn't cooperating, you can still grill a tasty chicken entree on your kitchen's stove top. You'll need a grill pan, which is a shallow stove top pan that has ridges to recreate the surface of a hot grill. You can find grill pans made from nonstick cookware or cast iron. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts cook up especially quickly and easily in a stove top grill pan.

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Step 1

Place the grill pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high.

Step 2

Brush the grill pan with olive oil using a pastry brush.

Step 3

Sprinkle boneless, skinless chicken breasts with salt and pepper and place the chicken in the pan.

Step 4

Cook the chicken breasts without moving them or about five minutes, until the undersides develop golden brown grill marks. Flip the chicken breasts using a pair of tongs and cook on the second sides for another five minutes.

Step 5

Use an internal meat thermometer to check the chicken for doneness. Remove the chicken from the grill pan when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 6

Place the cooked chicken on a clean plate and serve with your favorite sauce or salsa. Or slice the chicken and serve over your favorite salad.

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