Chicken cutlets in creamy shallots sauce.
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5 from 4 votes

Chicken Cutlets in Creamy Sauce

Thin chicken cutlets in delicious pan sauce. Less than 30 minutes to a scrumptious chicken dinner. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 732kcal
Author: CraftBeering


  • 8 thin chicken cutlets*
  • 1 cup flour**
  • salt (pinch) and pepper (pinch) to season flour + more to season sauce
  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 shallots, diced (sub with red onion)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 cup pilsner or white wine to deglaze pan (or use chicken stock)
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • In a shallow bowl or plate mix flour, pinch of salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken cutlets and shake off excess.
  • In a large cast iron or stainless steel skillet over medium high heat melt 1 tbsp butter + 1 tbsp olive oil and sear four of the cutlets until golden brown on each side. Remove from pan, add butter and olive oil and repeat for the next four cutlets.
  • Bring the heat down to medium, place last 1 tbsp or butter and olive oil in pan and saute (about 3 mins) the shallots, garlic, thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Deglaze the pan with a bit of beer/wine/stock and scrape off brown bits. Add chicken stock, bring to simmer and let reduce by half.
  • Add the cream, stir, add all the chicken cutlets and simmer for about 8 minutes until sauce thickens and cutlets are fully cooked. Serve family style with pasta, mashed potatoes, rice or roasted veggies.



*You can fillet chicken cutlets from a chicken breast at home. Consult the picture step by step instructions below.
**Use chickpea(garbanzo) flour as a gluten free alternative.
Nutritional information is based on serving size using 2 cutlets per person, average weight of 2.5 oz each.


Calories: 732kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.7g | Protein: 106.2g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 8.5g | Cholesterol: 301mg | Sodium: 640mg | Potassium: 109mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.5g | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3.8mg