Thursday, October 21, 2010

Chicken Cutlets with Basil Parsley Sauce

Chicken Cutlets with Basil-Parsley Sauce

This is from Rachael Ray,  I wish I could claim it but I really do not have those kind of skills.


  • 2 pounds chicken cutlets
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano, a couple of handfuls
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 (3-ounce) jar pine nuts (pignoli)
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Olive oil, for shallow frying

Basil- Parsley Sauce:

  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed parsley leaves
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it
  • 1 Roma or plum tomato, seeded and finely chopped, for garnish


Season the cutlets with salt and pepper on both sides turn lightly in flour.
Combine next 7 ingredients in food processor and pulse-process the crumbs to chop the spices, garlic and nuts and evenly distribute the flavors throughout the crumb and cheese mixture. Transfer the mixture to a plate. Beat eggs in a separate shallow dish.
Heat a thin layer of oil in a large skillet, just enough to coat the bottom of the pan, over medium to medium high heat. Coat the cutlets in eggs then breading and add to the hot oil. Cook cutlets in a single layer, in 2 batches if necessary, about 3 or 4 minutes on each side, until cutlets' juices run clear and breading is evenly browned.
Return food processor bowl to base and add basil, parsley and lemon juice. Add a little salt and pepper. Turn processor on and stream in oil until a loose paste forms.
Serve chicken cutlets with a generous amount of basil and parsley sauce poured over the cutlets. Garnish the chicken with finely chopped Roma tomato. Serve Cheesy Risi e Bisi alongside.

I did not serve with Cheesy Risi e Bisi because peas and rice to me do not mix.  Plain rice was fabulous.


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