Grilling kitchen indoors — this pan does the trick

My birthday this year included a very special meal with three generations of my cousins on Staten Island, N.Y. My cousin introduced me to a girl pan she uses to cook foods on her stove top in a very healthy way. She made me chicken cutlets that day that I loved.

My grilled chicken, green beans and low-salt barbecue sauce.
My grilled chicken, green beans and low-salt barbecue sauce.

I planned to buy a grill pan for my house but recently my in-laws gave me one along with their magnificent outdoor gas five-burner grill. I decided to try to duplicate my cousin’s chicken meal.

Since we didn’t have cutlets handy, I cut two rather large chicken breasts in half length-wise and then pounded them down further so they were thin and would cook quickly on the grill. 

I sprayed the pan with olive oil to prevent sticking and placed it over two burners of my stove which I had on high. I covered the chicken with a salt-free spice mixture from the Spice House, our local spice store that does some wonderful things with spices. The mixture I used was supposed to have a French flair to it.

Grilling chicken breasts on my new grill pan.
Grilling chicken breasts on my new grill pan.

The chicken cooked quickly (I turned it once) and was much juicier than baked white meat chicken ever comes from me. I served it with green beans and a salt-free barbecue sauce from LocalFolks, a brand I’ve come to rely on for its low-salt ketchup too.

The one drawback to the meal was that my kitchen exhaust fan was able to vent the cooking quickly enough, I had to open my kitchen window to get the smoke out. Maybe less oil, or not using any (the pan is supposed to be non-stick, I just never trust those) would have helped.

I loved the meal though and will definitely use the pan again. One side has grilling ridges, the other is flat.



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