I want to make chicken butterfly breast similar to Nando's but plain. I read this question which gave me a good insight. I have no grill so only a gas oven/halogen oven and a frying pan.
Am I able to cook it like Nando's Butterfly chicken using a frying pan and an oven? Is this the best method to achieve this:
- Pat the chicken dry with paper towels.
- Put just enough oil in a heavy-bottomed pan to cover the bottom.
- Put the pan over medium-high heat and get it good and hot - the oil may just start showing wisps of smoke.
- Lay the chicken in the pan carefully, being sure to start at the edge closest to you and lay it down away from you. This will prevent you from getting splashed with hot oil.
- Let it cook for 2-4 minutes until you get a nice sear on it.
- Flip, (the chicken, not you) again being careful to flip away from you.
- Now if the breast is thin enough (maybe you butterflied it beforehand), you can just let it finish in the pan. Often, though, after flipping I'll pop the whole pan into a 400F oven and finish it in there. Again, times will vary, but I would start checking it after 5 minutes.
As I don't like seasoning, what oil should I use?