Chicken Breast Cutlets with Artichokes and Capers
cup whole wheat or white flour
tsp white pepper, or to taste
tsp black pepper, or to taste
pounds chicken breast tenderloins or strips
tbsp canola oil
tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
cups chicken broth
tbsp fresh lemon juice
jar quartered marinated artichoke hearts, with liquid1/4 cup capers
cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
How to make Chicken Breast Cutlets with Artichokes and Capers
- Addflour, salt, and white and black peppersto a bowl and mix them together.
- Dip the chicken in seasoned flour. Ensure the chicken is evenly enveloped and doesn’t have excess flour.
- To a large skillet,add olive oil and canola oil over medium to high heat.
- Add chicken breasts in the oil.
- Cook until the chicken golden brown on the outside and is no longer pink on the inside.
- Stir in lemon juice and chicken broth.
- Bring to boil while scratching the bottom of the pan to have the caramelized bits dissolved.
- Add artichoke hearts and caper and bring to simmer again.
- Cook until reduced by half.
- Whip butter into the sauce until fully melted and mixed.
- Add the chicken to the pan
- Cook the sauce for a couple of minutes.
- Serve with sprinkled chopped, fresh parsley.
Almost all recipes available in English cookbooks for cutlets referenced cutlets of veal meat starting from the late 1700s until about 1900. Later, pork cutlets began to make rounds and finally, cutlets have now also started to be made with chicken in the American cuisine. However, the origin of chicken cutlets goes back to Europe.
Cutlets mostly are made by coating the meat with flour, egg and breadcrumbs and frying it in a pan with some oil. They can be eaten on their own or alongside/in different meals.
Australians mostly eat cutlets made of lamb meat. They batter the cutlets with egg yolk and breadcrumbs. In Australia, chicken cutlets are also very famous but are known with a different name i.e. ‘chicken schnitzel’.
Both lamb and chicken cutlets are a staple in Australian cuisine and especially famous amongst children. IT is the Australians of Italian descent who replaced the term schnitzel by‘cutlet’. This population prefers cutlets made of veal or chicken.