Marinated Balsamic Seared Chicken Breasts

Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 12 minutes
Serves: 2-3 adults

2 tablespoons olive oil
3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 bottle balsamic vinaigrette dressing
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon freshly chopped basil

Add the dressing and chicken to a large zip-top bag and seal. Set aside for 30 minutes to marinate as it comes to room temperature.

Preheat a large skillet or grill pan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes. Add the olive oil, and then the chicken. Season the side of the chicken facing up with the salt, pepper and basil. Cook for 5 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes*. Remove to a plate and let rest for 2 minutes before serving.

*If the chicken is more than 1-inch thick, you can either pound it down to 1/2-inch before cooking, or add another 2 minutes to the cooking time.