Chicken Cutlets in Tomato Caper Sauce

Things have been especially busy around here lately. I haven’t had all that much time to prepare elaborate dinners and make everything from scratch. When it gets like that, chicken is my go to meal. I always have some in the freezer and my pantry stocked to make something yummy. That’s what it was all about when I made chicken cutlets smothered in an amazing and easy tomato caper sauce. I already had everything on hand!

First, I made sure my chicken cutlets were pounded out nice and thin so that they would cook faster. Then for big flavor I dredged them in a flavorful mixture of flour, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper.
First, I made sure to pound out my chicken cutlets nice and thin so that they would cook faster. Then for big flavor I dredged them in a flavorful mixture of flour, garlic powder, dried oregano, salt and pepper.
Then those gorgeous little chicken cutlets browned in olive oil for just 2-3 minutes on each side. They didn't need to be completely cooked through at this point, just browned. As my culinary idol Anne Burrell always says, brown food tastes good.
Then those gorgeous little chicken cutlets browned in olive oil for just 2-3 minutes on each side. They didn’t need to be completely cooked through at this point, just browned. As my culinary idol Anne Burrell always says, brown food tastes good.
I made the yummy tomato caper sauce in the same pan that I browned the chicken cutlets. It was a fantastic mixture of crushed tomatoes, capers, chicken stock, garlic, basil and crushed red pepper. All of those things were right in my pantry except the basil, which is still hanging on in a pot in my window sill. The chicken cutlets gave the sauce a fantastic flavor base as well!
I made the yummy tomato caper sauce in the same pan that I browned the chicken cutlets. It was a fantastic mixture of crushed tomatoes, capers, chicken stock, garlic, basil and crushed red pepper. All of those things were right in my pantry except the basil, which is still hanging on in a pot in my window sill. The chicken cutlets gave the sauce a fantastic flavor base as well!

I nestled the chicken back into the sauce for 15 minutes so that everything melded together. The chicken absorbed the flavor of the sauce, and the sauce absorbed the flavor of the chicken. It was a beautiful relationship to watch! I served the chicken cutlets smothered in the sauce with rice and a quick side salad. Oh my goodness it was the perfect complete meal! The chicken and sauce could not have been easier or more flavorful. The cutlets were so tender and had great texture from the flour mixture. Best of all I had it on the table pretty quickly so that we could be on our way! I hope you all enjoy this great addition to the chicken dinner arsenal. xoxo

Chicken Cutlets in Tomato Caper Sauce
Chicken Cutlets in Tomato Caper Sauce
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Chicken Cutlets in Tomato Caper Sauce
Chicken Cutlets in Tomato Caper Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Simple chicken cutlets become extraordinary when they are smothered in super flavorful tomato caper sauce! It's an easy, satisfying chicken dinner. 

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chicken, Chicken Cutlets in Tomato Caper Sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 181 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
FOR THE CHICKEN
  • olive oil as needed for pan frying
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded out thin
FOR THE SAUCE
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes 28 ounce size
  • 1 jar capers 3 fluid ounce size, using the liquid too
  • 1 tablespoon chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil coarsely chopped
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
Instructions
  1. Take a large skillet with deep sides and fill it with just enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Heat the oil over medium high heat. While the oil heats up, whisk the flour, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper together in a bowl. Dredge each of the chicken cutlets through the flour mixture to coat them, and then get them into the oil to brown for about 2-3 minutes on each side. They do not necessarily need to be fully cooked through at this point, just browned. Remove them to a plate and set them aside.
  2. Add the garlic to the pan and let it get fragrant for about 30 seconds. Then add the crushed tomatoes, capers, chicken stock, basil and crushed red pepper. Let the sauce simmer for 5 minutes. Then add the chicken back in and let the sauce and chicken simmer together for another 15 minutes. Take the pan off of the heat and serve the chicken immediately with lots of sauce on top. Rice on the side and salad make it an amazing complete meal!
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cutlets in Tomato Caper Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Cholesterol 64mg21%
Sodium 620mg27%
Potassium 400mg11%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2.8g12%
Sugar 2.7g3%
Protein 24g48%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chicken Cutlets in Tomato Caper Sauce
Chicken Cutlets in Tomato Caper Sauce

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