Cheese Stuffed Chicken Cutlets

Linda Seide

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@SeasideTV

This recipe doesn't take that long to make, so it's perfect for a weeknight. You can reduce the amount of cutlets and cheese if you're cooking for two, but leave the remaining ingredients alone. You can use the extra sauce as a gravy for mashed potatoes or even a small side of pasta.

It sounds like a lot of work, but really it's not. And it's perfect for company, or a regular weeknight meal.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Pan Fry

Ingredients

12
chicken cutlets, thin
1/2 tsp
salt
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
5 Tbsp
butter
8 oz
mozzarella or fontina cheese slices
1/2 lb
mushrooms, sliced thin
1/8 tsp
black pepper
1/2 c
water
1/2 c
milk
1/4 c
white wine, not sweet
1
chicken bouillon cube

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix together 2 T flour and salt in a pie tin or on a paper plate.
2
Lightly coat the cutlets with the flour mixture, shaking off excess.
3
In a 12" skillet, melt 3 T. butter over medium heat and then place coated cutlets in the pan. (I normally use a stainless steel skillet, not a no-stick pan, so there are plenty of brown bits left for incorporating into the sauce.) Be careful not to overcrowd the cutlets in the pan. You can always add a bit more butter if needed to do a second batch of cutlets.
4
Cook cutlets until lightly browned on both sides. Remove from skillet onto large, flat working surface.
5
Arrange cheese on top of half the cutlets, and then place the other half of the cutlets on top of the cheese, making a sandwich of sorts. Set aside.
6
In the drippings remaining in the skillet, melt the remaining 2 T butter over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until a medium brown, stirring occasionally.
7
To the mushroom mixture, stir in pepper and 1 T flour until blended well. Gradually stir in water, milk, wine and bouillon.
8
Heat to boiling, stirring to loosen the brown bits from the bottom of the skillet. Make sure the bouillon cube dissolves completely,
9
Return the cutlet "sandwiches" to the pan and return the sauce to a boil. Then reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes.
10
Place cutlets and sauce on large platter; garnish with parsley sprigs. (I only do that if I'm cooking for company. Usually, I just place the appropriate amount of cutlets in plates for me and my hubby, and leave off the parsley.)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy