There’s a big difference between juicy chicken breasts and rubbery chicken breasts. Obviously, you want to avoid the latter at all costs. Follow these 4 steps and you’re gold. You want to add protein to favorites like Caesar salad or fix up a quick chicken salad or club sandwich? Try this method and savor the results.

Want to cook up some healthier chicken tenders for the kids (or, um, for yourself)? We’ve got you covered. Or, if you wanna make a boring old rubbery chicken breast, that’s fine, go ahead and keep slapping that bird into the pan without the little tips we give you here. But chew (and chew) on this: We’re biting into juicy, delicious chicken every time.

Our pick for a great pre-seasoned, made in the USA cast iron skillet is the Lodge 10.25 inch available on Amazon.