An easy meal is to pan fry chicken thigh (I like it with skin) and just put in salt and pepper.
How to cook it is simple, I put a little bit of oil in. Heat the pan, place the chicken in and put the flame at medium heat.
How long it takes I can't really tell you. You can look it up.
I just know to poke it with a fork and knife every so often until it doesn't bleed and the flesh is white and you can cut through it. Chicken is very easy to tell if it's still raw. The chicken has to be flipped over too, but not too often.
Making edible chicken simply takes practice.
But know this, if it comes out raw it does not reflect the ability of the cook. Don't think "I am a terrible cook," if something it's not ready. In fact, it is commendable that the chicken came out raw, because you remembered to check.
Checking is one of the most important skills to acquire. As time in recipes aren't always correct, as there are variations in the size and thickness of the meat, the heat of the flame and different kinds of stoves; such as electric, gas or infrared.
So if it comes out raw, you're doing great, because it means you are on your way to a great meal.
The goal is to cook it an not burn it, and it won't happen if you keep watching and checking.
And again burning is very obvious. The oil starts smoking (turn the heat down if the chicken is still raw!), the meat starts going black and you can smell it.
Just turn it around, take down the flame, and if it's cooked, take it off the pan, and let it "rest," which is sit there for about 5 minutes to let the meat relax (I don't know how it relaxes at all,) before you serve.
I always try to eat vegetables, and my son's favorite is broccoli, so for that, I just heated up water, put the broccoli while the chicken was frying.