Pan-Roasted Chicken Cutlets with Maple-Mustard Dill Sauce

  • boncooks Posted: 11/26/08
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    Great, easy to cook, chicken dinner. I chose this one because I was looking for a different way to do chicken and it didn't disappoint. The sauce was so yummy and flavorful! I served it with the "Green Beans with Garlic Vinaigrette" recipe also from Cooking Light. It was perfect. I will definitely be making this one again.

  • JasonM Posted: 12/11/08
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    What a zesty sauce! I did not think the sauce was too sweet, though it did have a BBQ-like quality about it from the maple syrup. The only changes I made was to use shallots instead of red onion (since so little was called for) and I used dried instead of fresh dill. Very tasty!

  • MBH816 Posted: 10/01/09
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    This was excellent. I doubled the sauce recipe, deglazed the pan with 2TB of OJ in place of zest, used 1/2t dried dill and Trader Joes Dijon. The flavor was amazing. Served with lima beans and parmesan mashed potatoes. The sauce was great on the potatoes too.

  • lisa22862 Posted: 12/10/08
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    This was OK. In my opinion,it was too sweet.I made it accordingly to the recipe.I love maple,but maybe not with chicken.No one raved,but they said it was good.I probably won't make this again.I served with steamed brown rice,garden salad and green beans

  • AdrienneandDave Posted: 03/20/09
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    I give this 5 stars. It was SO easy and quick to make, and the sauce was so good. I made it with steamed string beans and drizzled the sauce over those too. YUM! My husband raved about this. My 3 yo son loved it too. The sauce would also be great over shrimp!

  • nola0107 Posted: 07/19/09
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    I have made this twice now and I think it's worth working into the regular rotation. I agree that the sauce is strong, but it the flavors worked well together and it was a nice change from the usual chicken dishes. I made it exactly according to the directions-no tweaking. Served with chicken-flavored couscous and steamed green beans. Even my four kids liked it.

  • joyinnj Posted: 12/08/08
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    This was a great, quick dinner. Loved the tangy sauce. Cooked up some couscous in turkey broth, added orange rind as suggested, roasted some brussels sprouts, and we were VERY happy with our dinner. I will definitely make this one againl

  • 1Shushka Posted: 01/21/09
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    I really enjoyed this recipe! The flavors went together surprisingly well. Even my fiance, who normally hates any type of sauce or sweet stuff, really enjoyed it!

  • hummerbee Posted: 01/25/09
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    Wow, great recipe. Even my husband loved it. He said, "this would be a great dish for a dinner party". Not like him to say that! Loved it! I will definitely make it again. Great for any occastion. I did not alter the recipe. I served it with a salad and green bean almondine.

  • KathJB Posted: 08/14/09
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    We liked this a lot. I made a few alterations. I used a bit of olive oil to brown the chicken and the onions. I cut the maple and mustard to 3 tablespoons each. I used a splash of white wine to deglaze the pan and omitted the water. Still it made a lot of sauce. I loved the fresh dill taste. (Don't even try it with dried dill, it won't be the same). Used the leftovers in a salad. Mixed some of the leftover sauce with my own caesar-type salad dressing. Added feta and beets to the salad. It might have even been better leftover.

  • josho33 Posted: 03/24/09
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    This was great! I'm not sure what the fuss is all about. It's on the sweet side, but what do you expect with all of that maple syrup?

  • goosesc Posted: 05/28/09
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    Although the reviews aren't all that great for this recipe, we really liked it! The sauce is similar to sweet and sour sauce for chicken nuggets so it was perfect for the chicken! will make again

  • bmill07 Posted: 05/07/09
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    I used Trader Joe's Dijon mustard rather than Grey Poupon, and the mustard gave such a whack to our sinuses that we were all questioning whether I had miscopied the amount. So I give two stars for "has potential" --provided I use a miler dijon next time.

  • juniper11 Posted: 10/30/09
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    Delish! Made this Wed night when we were snowed in... This dish was sweet and tangy but not overly so. My BF said this was the best chicken dish I've ever served. We ate it with roasted fingerling potatoes and sauteed greens. I'll def be cooking this one again and again.

  • mleaburt Posted: 08/04/09
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    Fantastic recipe! Meets my two requirements: Tastes great and Super-fast to prepare! The sauce was delicious and took less than a minute to make. I didn't have maple syrup one time, so I substituted honey and it was just as delicious. Finicky hubby loved it and said it was a keeper!

  • JeffTisch Posted: 12/21/09
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    We loved this. Thought the different flavors meshed well and will definitely make this again. As another reviewer said, everyone has different tastes. We like to experiment with different tasting things (the mustard and maple syrup sounded intriguing) and this one is a keeper. Did not alter it at all and it's good for an everyday dish.

  • ecumeg Posted: 07/07/10
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    This was great and so easy for a week night meal! My 21 month old loved it! She loves to "dippy" things and kept asking for more "dippy!" Very interesting combo, but turned out great. i didnt have an orange to zest, so I used a bit of orange juice like a previous comment suggested...worked out great! Wonderful and super quick!

  • Alicia358 Posted: 11/06/09
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    I made this recipe, but omitted the dill since my husband is not a fan. This was borderline disgusting. I almost couldn't eat it.

  • Run4Cupcakes Posted: 10/29/09
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    I thought this was going to be really bad when I smelled the sauce in the pan right before serving but it tasted better than I thought it was going to. That said, I'm not sure I'd make it again, since I'm not sure what I'd even change to improve it. It wasn't bad - it just wasn't worth the trouble.

  • soulewoman Posted: 12/20/09
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    Very quick and easy. My family loved the taste which is rare for them to comment!

  • JeanRae Posted: 12/07/09
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    This was possibly the worst recipe that I have ever had. My husband is chef and agreed that there were to many conflicting items in this recipe. Gave a piece to our dog...she dropped it out of her mouth...that clinched it.

  • carriesub Posted: 03/10/10
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    The chicken cooked well, but quicker than 4 minutes on each side. I served it with orange scented couscous (just 5 min couscous with a splash of orange juice in the boil)...I did not like the sauce. It had conflicting flavors and the orange went really far. I used an amber organic maple syrup and I would use another pan than the one you cook the chicken in to make it. I had to take the pan off the heat because it had not cooled down in time and I was worried about the syrup crystalizing. Also. Serve the sauce on the side. It is POTENT! and not for everyone's taste

  • ConnieMahan Posted: 05/26/11
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    I made this with Quorn faux chicken cutlets to make a vegetarian version and it was very tasty. Used dried dill but would love to try it with fresh. I think the orange juice is a good idea if you don't have an orange handy. I too used a shallot because so little onion was called for. I will make this again for sure. Served it with egg noodles and salad. Very easy and good.

  • lioness1219 Posted: 05/02/11
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    Not difficult to make, good flavors

  • AZav01 Posted: 09/06/11
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    This recipe is super simple and yummy. Even my 7 year old who eats nothing loved it. Will add this to my regular dinner schedule.

  • detailaddict Posted: 12/21/11
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    Firstly, it was confusing finding this recipe in print as the notes are different from those on the website. Not sure at first if I had the right one. But the recipe itself was pretty good. I tend to shy away from pan sauces as they are often watery and bland, but this one was intense, in a good way. As I was using half the chicken I made the full amount of sauce and used half as a marinade. The chicken was very flavorful and moist, and cooked up in just a few minutes. I served this with CL Orange-Basmati Salad with Pine Nuts and Pomegranate Seeds (also very good). Normally a simple chicken breast is boring to me, but I would make this again.

  • lmbrown16 Posted: 01/15/12
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    The flavors were too overpowering. It was awful. I almost could eat it.

  • mel7art Posted: 01/25/12
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    Loved it! I did change slightly - I used 1 tbsp of the juice from the orange, added 1/4 cup of water, and let the cutlets gently simmer in the sauce for 10 minutes, I found it gave the chicken more flavor. Sauce thickened up nicely after simmering too. Definitely in the standard rotation now.

  • EMatthews Posted: 02/29/12
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    Good. A little too sweet for me. Will make again, but next time will decrease the syrup by a tablespoon and brush a little on the chicken instead of spooning it, serving the remainder on the side.

  • dnasaint Posted: 05/27/12
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    My original review is gone for some reason. This is hands-down the worst tasting recipe on this site. Disgusting.

  • mmmbanya12135 Posted: 02/19/12
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    Very good but I am not a fan of the orange flavor in the sauce. I will try it again without the zest. I cooked the chicken in butter because cooking spray is blasphemy. I also used regular syrup instead of a true maple. I think that would make a difference in the sauce because the Dijon flavor was a little overwhelming.

  • Renee5732 Posted: 02/06/13
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    This was easy and very good! It had just the right amount of bite to it. Made a great weeknight dinner.

  • jocoyn Posted: 07/27/13
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    Absolutely loved them. Steamed broccoli makes a fitting side dish. This one is a "keeper"

  • Phoebegetsfit Posted: 03/06/13
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    Far too sweet. I would consider trying it again with half the amount of syrup.

  • Hillary1980 Posted: 08/01/12
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    This was a little on the sweet side for me. But, I used whole-grain dijon mustard, which does not thicken like regular dijon would. I will try this again with a spicy dijon and see if that helps with some of the sweetness.

  • JNanne Posted: 06/24/12
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    My husband loved this recipe, although it doesn't really count since he will eat anything! I did make a few changes, I browned the chicken in roasted garlic grape seed oil, used the juice from the orange that I used for zest instead of water, and doubled the dill since I had a bunch of extra on hand and just really like the flavor. I sautéed the onion for a couple of extra minutes because the flavor of the red onion is so strong. And I also added the chicken back into the pan, covered it, and steamed it for a few minutes while the rest of the meal was being prepared, I think it added to the flavor of the chicken. We both commented that it seemed an unusual pairing of tastes, but it worked! Served this with parsley new potatoes and roasted asparagus. Yum! And so quick and easy to fix, as well.

  • Mikaleena Posted: 10/21/13
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    Very boring. Didn't get may comments at my dinner party.

  • steponme Posted: 08/17/13
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    A delicious chicken recipe; something I would serve to guest. I do not like anything too sweet, so I did halve the maple syrup amount ( thanks for the heads up from previous reviewers) and I also had to add more water to get consistency to my preference, after those minor changes, it was perfect for my taste. Served with suggested brown rice and also added some steamed broccoli; great meal.

  • ksyrup78 Posted: 01/03/14
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    This was very delicious and very simple to make! I served with fresh steamed green beans and baked sweet potatoes and thought they all complimented each other nicely.

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