Sun-kissed Tuscan Chicken Cutlets in Creamy Tomato Elixir

Dive into a plate of golden-brown chicken cutlets, tender to the bite, and bathed in a velvety sun-dried tomato cream sauce. The aromatic dance of roasted tomatoes, fresh basil, and piquant garlic will transport your senses straight to a rustic Tuscan villa. Each mouthful promises a symphony of flavors, where the tanginess of the tomatoes harmoniously melds with the richness of the cream, creating a dish that's both comforting and sophisticated.

A plated dish showcasing the golden-brown chicken cutlets drenched in the creamy sun-dried tomato sauce, elegantly garnished with fresh basil leaves and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes

The Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields 4 servings.
  • Ideal Serving Size: 200g per serving.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calorie Count: 450 kcal/serving
  • Macronutrients:Proteins: 35g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fats: 30g
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g

Ingredients, Measured in Grams

  • Chicken cutlets: 800g
  • Sun-dried tomatoes (in oil): 100g
  • Heavy cream: 200ml
  • Fresh basil: 10g
  • Garlic cloves: 10g
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Grated Parmesan cheese: 50g
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Begin by patting the chicken cutlets dry using a paper towel. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the chicken cutlets, cooking each side for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add minced garlic, and sauté until fragrant. Introduce the sun-dried tomatoes, stirring for a couple of minutes.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream, stirring continuously to create a cohesive sauce. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
  5. Return the chicken cutlets to the skillet, ensuring they're submerged in the sauce. Let them simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  6. Finish by sprinkling over grated Parmesan cheese and torn fresh basil leaves. Serve hot.
A close-up of the velvety sun-dried tomato cream sauce, revealing its rich texture with distinct bits of tomato and garlic.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • For an enhanced flavor, consider marinating the chicken cutlets in a mixture of olive oil, minced garlic, and dried Italian herbs for at least an hour before cooking.
  • Ensure the skillet retains the flavors by not washing it between the chicken and sauce stages.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use fresh tomatoes instead of sun-dried? Yes, but the flavor will be lighter. Consider roasting them first for a deeper taste.
  • What can be served alongside this dish? A light salad or garlic bread complements the rich sauce perfectly.