Chicken Cutlets with Tarragon-Mushroom Sauce

I was looking for a quick¬†and¬†healthy chicken dish to make for dinner when I came across this Cooking Light recipe. Luckily I had everything I needed on hand so dinner couldn’t have been easier. I loved the flavor of the sauce with the tender and juicy pieces of chicken. The onions and mushrooms made this tasty sauce extra special. My husband and I really loved this chicken and both of my kids liked it a lot too although they left the mushrooms on their plates.

Combine the chicken broth, carrot, celery, onion, bay leaf, and garlic together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes or until reduced to 1 1/4 cups. Remove solids with a slotted spoon; discard.

Cut chicken breast halves in half horizontally to form 4 cutlets then cut them in half. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add 4 cutlets to pan; cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon butter, and 4 cutlets. Set the cutlets aside on a plate loosely covered by a tin foil tent.

Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onions; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add stock mixture; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into stock mixture; cook 1 minute or until sauce thickens. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the fresh tarragon mix until evenly combined. Place the chicken and it’s juices back into the pan and smother in the sauce.

Serve each piece of chicken with the sauce drizzled over the top. Enjoy.



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Chicken Cutlets with Tarragon-Mushroom Sauce

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 20 min.

Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients:

2 cups chicken stock
1 small carrot, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1/4 onion, diced
1 bay leaf
1 garlic clove, chopped
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
3 tablespoons flour
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 tsp butter, divided
1 1/2 cups of mushrooms, quartered
1/2 sweet yellow onion, sliced
1 tablespoon water
2 1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon

Directions:

Combine the chicken broth, carrot, celery, onion, bay leaf, and garlic together in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes or until reduced to 1 1/4 cups. Remove solids with a slotted spoon; discard.

Cut chicken breast halves in half horizontally to form 4 cutlets then cut them in half. Season both sides of the chicken pieces with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Place flour in a shallow dish; dredge chicken in flour. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter to pan; swirl until butter melts. Add 4 cutlets to pan; cook 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden. Remove from pan; keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon butter, and 4 cutlets. Set the cutlets aside on a plate loosely covered by a tin foil tent.

Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onions; cook 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Add stock mixture; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch in a small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into stock mixture; cook 1 minute or until sauce thickens. Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add the fresh tarragon mix until evenly combined. Place the chicken and it's juices back into the pan and smother in the sauce. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Cooking Light