Forevermama's Chicken Or Turkey Cutlets With Balsamic Vinegar

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"This is a quick and wonderful meal great for weeknights and to serve for company. It is a very flavorful dish that imparts an almost fruity taste due to the combination of the wines and balsamic vinegar. When I make it, it reminds me of my father-in-law because out of all the dishes I made, this was one of his favorites. Enjoy!"

Original is 7 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (142.8 g)
  • Calories 309.3
  • Total Fat - 20.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 53.7 mg
  • Sodium - 194.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 13 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.5 g
  • Protein - 15 g
  • Calcium - 27.3 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Rinse chicken or turkey breasts in a colander, let drain.

Step 2

Mix vinegar and honey until honey dissolves. Set aside.

Step 3

Season bread crumbs with salt and pepper. Dredge chicken or turkey breasts in the Italian seasoned bread crumbs, pressing well to make them adhere.

Step 4

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1 - 2 tablespoons olive oil until it is hot.

Step 5

Saute the chicken cutlets for 1 minute per side (note that the cutlets won't be cooked all the way through, because they will cook later in recipe). Transfer them to a platter.

Step 6

Add the remaining oil and garlic to the pan and cook just until garlic is golden (garlic burns easily, so be careful or it will impart a bitter taste).

Step 7

Add the white wine and vermouth. Boil the mixture until sauce is reduced by half (more or less).

Step 8

Add reserved honey and vinegar mixture and cook until syrupy. Taste for seasoning.

Step 9

Place the cutlets back in the pan and simmer for 3 - 4 minutes more or until completely cooked. Garnish with parsley.

Step 10

A Little Bit of a Tip: If you prefer extra sauce, just increase the sauce ingredients. This sauce is scrumptious over rice.


No special items needed.

5 Reviews


This made a good dinner for us. The chicken was so tender. The sauce was very good. We actually used the sauce on some eggplant we also cooked last night and it made it easy to eat.


review by:
(20 Aug 2021)


This is so good! I only used 5 garlic cloves and skipped the vermouth but we loved every bite of this chicken. My cousin sent me some honey that he collected from his beehives and this was the perfect recipe to try it on -- so good! Thanks for sharing!


review by:
(26 Nov 2020)


We loved this! So quick it was easy to make after work today. The flavors were perfect....we used 6 cloves of garlic. I will serve over rice next time to make use of the sauce. Thanks for sharing! Made for FYC tag game.


review by:
(25 Apr 2017)


This is so delicious and easy...I cut the recipe down to 2 servings...made for "Bill Board" tag game...


review by:
(9 Feb 2016)


This is delicious (and really easy). I made one change-we don't care for the taste of vermouth, so I reversed the amounts of the white wine and vermouth (1/2 cup vermouth, 1 1/2 cups wine) and it was perfect. Will be making this again for sure.


review by:
(15 Jul 2015)

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