Easy Chicken Cutlets with Apples Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Chicken Cutlets with Apples Recipe
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Easy Chicken Cutlets with Apples

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"Quick, easy, and kids love it. :) Good with rice or pasta."

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Original recipe makes 2 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Sprinkle chicken breasts with 1/4 teaspoon salt, or as needed, on both sides. Place onto a rack, cover, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Remove from refrigerator, and cut in half lengthwise on a slight diagonal to make 4 equal-size pieces. Place the chicken pieces between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to make 4 cutlets about 1/4 inch thick.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C).
  3. Mix together flour, cornstarch, 1 teaspoon of salt, black pepper, and sugar in a shallow bowl. Place each cutlet into the flour mixture to coat; shake off excess flour. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat until foam disappears, and gently lay the coated cutlets into the butter. Cook until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the chicken, and set aside on an oven-proof plate in the preheated oven to stay warm.
  4. Pour the sherry into the skillet and bring to a boil, scraping and dissolving all the brown flavor bits from the bottom of the skillet. Cook until the sherry is reduced to half its volume, about 5 minutes, and stir in the chicken broth; add the apple slices to the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft and the sherry mixture is reduced by half. Stir in the brown sugar, 1 tablespoon of butter, and the Marsala wine until the sugar is dissolved and the sauce is thick.
  5. Return the chicken cutlets to the sauce, together with any juice from the plate, and turn to cover cutlets with sauce. Simmer about 2 minutes per side, and serve 2 cutlets per serving, topped with apple slices and sauce.
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  • Editor's Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 03, 2011

This was really good and I would definitely make it again!! However, I didn’t see the point in salting the chicken and putting it on a rack and refrigerating it for 30 minutes. Am I missing something? I seasoned my chicken and lightly pounded it, but not to 1/4” thick – mine were closer to 1/2”. I made the sauce as the recipe indicated with the exception of cutting the brown sugar to about 2-3 T. I thickened the sauce with a little cornstarch, just enough to give it some body and nice “cling.” And darn, even though the Marsala wine was sitting right in front of my face, I forgot to put it in. I’ll remember it next time! Made as written I think it would have been excessively salty and way, way too sweet. But with my minor changes, this is a five star!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 31, 2011

hmmm i must've done something wrong even though i followed the recipe to a T. i did however, skip the sherry & marsala. & used chardonnay instead.. hmm. it was just flavorless! plus when the chix was done, there was NO sauce left: the apples had stuck to the pan. :(

Apr 08, 2011

I actually really liked this recipe, as did my 2 year old girls. It gets 4 stars because my husband didn't like it. But I think anyone that likes sweet dishes would like it. I substituded 1/8 cup cider vinegar and 1/8 cup water for the sherry and added a bit of additional sugar. Delicious!!

Oct 26, 2010

What an awesome recipe! I never write reviews, actually this is my first. I made this dinner last night for my family and what a hit. Pleasing teenagers can be very difficult and they went back for seconds. I doubled the recipe and it worked perfect for my family of 4. It was really easy to make. It will continue to be made in my household for years to come. Thank You!!!

Sep 29, 2010

Thanks for sharing this recipe! It turned out great! I didn't have sherry so I used white wine and a gala apple figuring the sweeter apple would balance out substituting with the wine. It did, and was great! I also used a dash of cognac since I also didn't have Marsala wine. Followed everything else the same. Will definitely be making this again! Thanks!

Sep 20, 2010

This recipe is delicious! I found it one night when I was in need of a quick meal, and my husband and I immediately became big fans. I only had cooking sherry, so I substituted white wine for the Marsala wine and it worked well. Splenda brown sugar also cuts down on the carb count.

Mar 02, 2011

Delicious recipe! I didn't have Marsala, but I used a Riesling and it worked great. I also used gala apples since I had those on hand. It came out wonderfully, and my husband loved it.

Apr 04, 2011

This tasted great and like nothing I've ever made before; so good I'm writing my first review for it. I omitted Marsala, as I didn't have any on hand, put a bit less brown sugar and added some cornstarch to thicken the sauce as another review stated.


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  • Calories
  • 586 kcal
  • 29%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.2 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 113 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 27.8 g
  • 43%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 21.3 g
  • 43%
  • Sodium
  • 1981 mg
  • 79%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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