Chicken Cutlets with Tomato-Herb Pan Sauceand succotash
We're excited to bring back this late summer meal that highlights chicken in a buttery, fresh tomato pan sauce. A version of the meal was first featured in 2015.
- Onions, medium and red - 1/2, chopped
- Corn kernels, frozen or fresh - 2 cups (1 ear fresh corn = ~1 cup / 165 g)
- Lima beans, frozen or fresh - 2 cups (sub peas)
- Water - 3 Tbsp
- Butter, unsalted - 2 Tbsp
- Lemon juice - 2 tsp
- Tomatoes, grape or cherry - 1 pint, halved
- Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
- Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, chopped
- Butter, unsalted - 3 Tbsp
- Paprika - 1 tsp
- Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
- Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb
- Flour, all-purpose - 1/4 cup
- Onions - Chop onions. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
- Corn / Tomatoes - If using frozen corn, defrost. If using fresh corn, slice kernels off cobs. Slice tomatoes in half. Store separately. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Make herb butter - Chop garlic and cilantro. Heat butter (portion for chicken) in the microwave just until softened and starting to melt. Combine butter with garlic, cilantro, paprika, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
- Chicken breasts - Slice into strips. Season with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
- Lima beans - Defrost lima beans if using frozen.
- In a saucepan, combine lima beans, water, and butter (portion for succotash). Cover and cook over medium-high heat until lima beans are tender (~10 minutes for fresh and ~5 minutes for frozen). Remove the cover and continue cooking until excess water has cooked off. Add onions and corn and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until corn is tender, ~3 minutes. Add lemon juice. Season with some salt and pepper. Set aside, covered.
- While the succotash is cooking, toss chicken in flour (in a mixing bowl or plastic bag).
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add half the herb butter to the hot pan. Sear chicken on both sides, ~2 minutes per side.
- Add remaining herb butter to pan and scatter tomatoes around chicken. Saute everything together until tomatoes are falling apart and chicken is cooked through (and reaches an internal temperature of 165F / 74C).
- Enjoy chicken with tomatoes and sauce spooned over top and succotash on the side!
I love the flavor of the chicken. I don't love the succotash so I would sub a different veggie next time.0 Helpful
Delicious! I would double the zucchini next time. I used 2 pounds of chicken and it was a perfect amount for 2 adults and 2 big eater kids (plus a baby :) ).0 Helpful
Chicken and sauce were delicious- next time I might sub the succotash for something else next time as it didn't do much for me.0 Helpful
Sometimes vegetarian option doesn’t look good for our family so made the paleo this time. It was delicious, even my tomato hating 5yo ate a few tomatoes. Made both the zucchini and succotash with edamame instead of Lima beans so the meal felt big enough.0 Helpful
The pan sauce was so flavorful. I was surprised that I heard no complaints regarding the lima beans.0 Helpful
Really easy. The chicken and tomato sauce was excellent. Next time I will try replacing the lima beans with edamame or green beans (limas just don't do it for us).0 Helpful