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Chicken Cutlets with Tomato-Herb Pan Sauce
and zucchini saute

Active: 35 min Total: 35 min

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.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Zucchini Saute:
  • Onions, medium and red - 1/2, chopped
  • Zucchini - 12 oz, cubed
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
Chicken Cutlets with Tomato-Herb Pan Sauce:
  • Tomatoes, grape or cherry - 1 pint, halved
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Cilantro - 1 Tbsp, chopped
  • Butter, unsalted - 4 Tbsp
  • Paprika - 1 tsp
  • Italian seasoning - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper - 1/2 tsp
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 1/2 lbs

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Prep

  1. Onions - Chop onions. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Zucchini / Tomatoes - Prep as directed. (Can be done up to 3 days ahead)
  3. Make herb butter - Chop garlic and cilantro. Heat butter 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)
  4. Chicken breasts - Slice into strips. Season with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add cooking oil and onions and saute until soft, ~4 minutes. Add zucchini and saute until tender, ~6 minutes. Season with some salt and pepper. Transfer to serving dish and top with lemon juice.
  2. Return skillet to heat. Add half the herb butter to the hot pan. Sear chicken on both sides, ~2 minutes per side.
  3. 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).
  4. Enjoy chicken with tomatoes and sauce spooned over top and zucchini on the side!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (40)
Gluten-free (1)
Paleo (13)
Vegetarian (8)

32 reviews

Delicious! Was out of lima beans, subbed edamame. Everyone enjoyed it.

By: Kyler
Posted: May 08, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Very fast and easy. Made it with a little extra chicken and sauce. And made roasted green beans instead of the succotash because we love them. Great flavors!

By: Barbie
Posted: Jan 30, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good quick meal! Really liked the butter on the zucchini sauté.

By: Jessie
Posted: Oct 06, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

The flavor of this was good overall, but - here’s a thing I never thought I’d say! - I think I’d prefer a less buttery sauce.

By: Melissa
Posted: Oct 05, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

My new favorite quick weeknight meal!

By: Colleen
Posted: Sep 25, 2019
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

Pretty good. I had to add a lot of salt to the succotash before I liked it.

By: Chelsea
Posted: Sep 24, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful