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


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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

How to Make Easy Chicken Cutlets with Pan Sauce


  • 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
  • 14NOTE:
    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!

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About Easy Chicken Cutlets with Pan Sauce

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

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