Simple Supper: Easy Chicken Cutlets with Tomato-Caper Dressing!

/ Monday, October 28, 2013

When I was growing up, my favorite thing to eat was mom's Lemon-Butter Chicken. She's famous for it! Now that I'm on my own (and coming up with new recipes is, like, my actual job) I've expanded my poultry horizons. That's why I decided to share my recipe for Chicken Cutlets with Tomato-Caper Dressing with Refinery29
It's a super-simple dinner idea when you're inspiration tank is running on empty. 
The straightforward dressing is really savory, which I love. It's loaded with grape tomatoes, capers, olives, shallot, garlic, red wine vinegar and olive oil. Make it when you have a spare minute, then keep the dressing in the fridge for up to 1 week. It's an instant sauce that's great over chicken, pork, steak, fish, or eggs. Here's how you make it...


1 small shallot, minced
1 small clove garlic, pressed or grated
2 cups halved grape tomatoes 
1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons capers, drained
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 pound chicken tenders or thin-cut chicken cutlets
Crusty bread, for serving

1. Mix the shallot, garlic, tomatoes, olives, three tablespoons olive oil, capers, parsley, red-wine vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a bowl; set aside. (Store in an airtight container for up to one week, if desired.)

2. Sprinkle the chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Put the flour in a shallow dish and dredge the chicken, turning, until lightly coated on all sides, shaking off any excess. 

3. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until golden and cooked through, about three minutes per side. Serve topped with the tomato-caper dressing (with crusty bread on the side for soaking up the juice)!

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