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 recipe yields 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 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.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



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)