Easy Chicken Cutlets with Pan Sauce

Raven Higheagle


A fast and delicious dinner solution! Easy Chicken Cutlets with Pan Sauce are browned and then covered in a rich sauce made with onions, mushrooms, broth, and beer! This is a one-pan recipe you’ll love!

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Serves 4 to 6
5 Min
25 Min
Pan Fry


thinly sliced chicken cutlets
salt and pepper
1/4 c
3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
8 oz
button mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
1/3 c
beer (i went with a darker amber here)
1 c
chicken stock
1 Tbsp
fresh sage to garnish


1Sprinkle the chicken with the salt and pepper.
2Dredge the pieces in the flour to coat, shaking off any excess
3Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
4Add the chicken pieces and brown for a few minutes on each side (2-4, depending on the thickness of your chicken). You want to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
5Remove the chicken to a plate and set aside.
6Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the skillet.
7Add the onions and mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes, until they are caramelly and soft.
8If your pan seems dry you can go ahead and add a splash of the beer to cook the vegetables.
9When the vegetables are soft, pour in the beer. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
10Stir together the broth and cornstarch and then pour that into the pan. Reduce the heat to medium.
11Stir the sauce until it starts to thicken.
12Add the chicken back to the pan and let it cook for another minute or two to soak up the sauce.
13Garnish with the fresh sage and serve
If you don't have beer, this is also delicious with wine OR bourbon! You may need to use a little more broth with the bourbon though because it evaporates in the hot skillet a little more quickly.
I like to hit the finished dish with a little sea salt. Yum!

About Easy Chicken Cutlets with Pan Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken, Gravies
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy