Chicken Cutlets with Grape-Shallot Sauce

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One of the Test Kitchen’s favorites, this quick sauté pairs wine and grapes in a luscious sauce for pan-seared chicken breasts. If you’ve never used grapes in a sauce before—try it—you won’t be disappointed. This is simple enough for a weeknight, but elegant enough for entertaining. Make it a meal: Serve with brown basmati rice or mashed sweet potatoes and sauteed chard.

Chicken Cutlets with Grape-Shallot Sauce
photographer: Ken Burris
Nutritionist Tested & Approved
Ingredients
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 4 chicken breast cutlets, trimmed (about 1 pound)

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 5 teaspoons canola oil, divided

  • 1 cup thinly sliced shallots

  • 2 cups halved seedless green or red grapes

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions
  1. 4 servings

  2. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour (reserve excess flour). Heat 3 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the chicken until golden on the first side, 2 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, turn the chicken and cook until the other side is golden, 2 to 4 minutes more. Transfer to a plate.

  3. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil to the pan and heat over medium heat. Add shallots and cook, stirring, until just starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Add grapes and cook, stirring occasionally, until just starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Sprinkle with 5 teaspoons of the reserved flour; stir to coat. Add wine and broth; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits, until the sauce is reduced and thickened, about 8 minutes. Stir in parsley.

  4. Return the chicken to the pan, turning to coat with sauce, and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Serve with the sauce.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
4
Per serving
Calories
333
Carbohydrates
28g
Fat
9g
Saturated Fat
1g
Monounsaturated Fat
5g
Protein
26g
Cholesterol
63mg
Dietary Fiber
1g
Potassium
579mg
Sodium
484mg
Added Sugars
0g
Exchanges
1 1/2 fruit
1 vegetable
3 lean meat
1 fat
Carbohydrate Servings
2
Vitamin C (23% daily value)
Potassium (17% dv)

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1 reply

Low Carb Liz
Low Carb Liz 2015-07-22 12:44:53 -0500 Report

only three stars because of the high carb count but cut out the grapes and use the mushrooms as pictured use almond flour should make it more suitable for this site