Quick Culinary Delight: Chicken Cutlets Bathed in a Garlic Tomato Embrace


 Discover the magic of quick-cooking with these tender chicken cutlets, accentuated by a rich garlic tomato sauce. This dish, which marries simplicity with flavor, is the epitome of weekday luxury, promising a gourmet experience in just 20 minutes.

Photo of golden chicken cutlets on a plate, smothered in a rich garlic tomato sauce, garnished with fresh parsley and accompanied by a side of steamed vegetables.

Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields: 4 servings
  • Ideal Serving Size: 1 chicken cutlet with a generous ladle of sauce

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 260 kcal per serving
  • Proteins: 28g
  • Fats: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Sodium: 280mg
  • Fiber: 3g

Ingredients (Measured in Grams)

  • Chicken cutlets: 400 grams (4 pieces)
  • Fresh tomatoes (diced): 400 grams
  • Fresh garlic (minced): 20 grams
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Salt: 5 grams
  • Freshly ground black pepper: 5 grams
  • Dried basil: 3 grams
  • Dried oregano: 3 grams
  • Fresh parsley (chopped): 15 grams for garnish
Photo of the preparation process: chicken cutlets laid out, with bowls of diced tomatoes, minced garlic, and spices, all set on a kitchen countertop with a rustic ambiance.

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Season the chicken cutlets with salt and pepper.
  2. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken cutlets until golden brown on both sides, roughly 3-4 minutes per side. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté until aromatic.
  4. Add the diced tomatoes, dried basil, and dried oregano. Cook until the tomatoes break down and form a sauce.
  5. Return the chicken cutlets to the skillet, allowing them to simmer in the sauce for a few minutes.
  6. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley before serving.
Photo of a dining table setup: a plate with a chicken cutlet drenched in garlic tomato sauce, a glass of red wine, crusty bread, and candles, evoking a cozy dinner setting.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Deglazing the pan with a splash of white wine can add depth to the tomato sauce.
  • For a creamier sauce, stir in a splash of heavy cream or a dollop of Greek yogurt towards the end.

Anticipated FAQs

Can I use canned tomatoes? Yes, canned diced tomatoes can be a time-saving alternative to fresh ones.
How can I ensure the chicken remains tender? Avoid overcooking the cutlets; they cook quickly due to their thinness.