Don’t Defrost Chicken Breast! Quick, Easy, and Delicious Dinner!

Looking for a fast and tasty dinner idea that doesn’t require defrosting chicken breast? This recipe for a crispy chicken and potato skillet is perfect for busy weeknights. With simple ingredients and easy steps, you can have a delicious meal on the table in no time!


  • Frozen Chicken Breast: 1
  • Shallot: 1, finely chopped
  • Potatoes: 2, peeled and grated
  • Egg: 1
  • Salt and Black Pepper: To taste
  • Oregano: 1/2 tsp
  • Mozzarella Cheese: 200 g (7 oz), grated
  • Olive Oil: 2 tbsp
  • Butter: 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Parsley: (optional, for garnish)



  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F).
  2. Prep Ingredients: Peel and grate the potatoes. Peel and finely chop the shallot.

Grate the Chicken:

  1. Grate Chicken: Using a grater, grate the frozen chicken breast into fine shreds. This is easier to do when the chicken is frozen.

Mix Ingredients:

  1. Combine Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine the grated chicken, grated potatoes, chopped shallot, and the egg.
  2. Season: Season the mixture with salt, black pepper, and oregano. Add the shredded mozzarella cheese and mix well until all ingredients are evenly combined.


  1. Heat Skillet: Heat the olive oil (and butter, if using) in a large ovenproof skillet over medium heat.
  2. Spread Mixture: Spread the chicken and potato mixture evenly in the skillet.
  3. Cook: Cook for about 5-7 minutes on the stovetop until the bottom is golden and crispy.


  1. Transfer to Oven: Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven.
  2. Bake: Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the mixture is cooked through.


  1. Cool and Garnish: Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly. Garnish with chopped parsley, if desired.
  2. Serve: Slice and serve hot.

Tips for Success

  • Even Grating: Grate the chicken and potatoes evenly for a consistent texture.
  • Heat Management: Cook on medium heat to ensure the bottom gets crispy without burning.
  • Ovenproof Skillet: Make sure to use an ovenproof skillet to easily transfer from stovetop to oven.

Health Benefits

This dish is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients:

  • High in Protein: Chicken and eggs provide a good source of lean protein.
  • Calcium and Vitamins: Mozzarella cheese adds calcium and essential vitamins.
  • Vegetables: Potatoes and shallots add fiber and essential nutrients.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use fresh chicken instead of frozen? Yes, you can use fresh chicken. Just grate it finely as you would with frozen chicken.

What can I use instead of mozzarella cheese? You can substitute mozzarella with cheddar, Parmesan, or any cheese that melts well.

How do I store leftovers? Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Can I add other vegetables? Absolutely! Feel free to add finely chopped bell peppers, carrots, or spinach to the mixture.


This quick and easy chicken and potato skillet recipe is perfect for those busy nights when you need a delicious meal fast. With simple ingredients and minimal prep, you can enjoy a tasty and satisfying dinner that everyone will love. Give it a try and see how easy and delicious it is to cook chicken without defrosting!

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