Thin chicken cutlets cook in butter for a rich, savory flavor, while bell peppers stew in fruity olive oil.
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1 large yellow bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch-wide strips
1 cup vertically sliced yellow onion
3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
2 (8-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
How to Make It
Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add bell peppers; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion and garlic; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes; cook 1 minute or until tomatoes wilt. Remove from heat; stir in basil, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
While pepper mixture cooks, cut each breast half in half horizontally to form 4 cutlets. Cover cutlets with plastic wrap; pound to 1/3-inch thickness with a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Discard plastic wrap; sprinkle chicken evenly with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Dredge in flour; shake off excess. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes on each side or until golden and done. Serve chicken with bell pepper mixture.
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So made this tonight. Pretty much to recipe but decided to deglaze the chicken pan with white wine and added butter to make a super yummy sauce. Then added veggies to that and poured the mixture over top. Enjoyed immensely. Super easy recipe and really quick it you can multi task in the kitchen.
Didn't bother to pound the halved chicken breasts, but they still didn't take long to cook. Peppers were very good, but I did let them cook quite a bit longer than suggested. Couldn't really taste the basil and good quality balsamic vinegar is a must. Nice change of pace. Just had a simple green salad with it; had to use up produce from that week's farmers market!
This was really easy and very flavorful. My little boys really loved it too. Peppers were as good as we could get at a restaurant, the onions really got nice and tender and sweet.Chicken prepared simply, but good. My family definitely wants it again.