Chicken Cutlets with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Glaze

July 23rd, 2011

Using thin sliced chicken breasts is an easy way to get dinner on the table in a hurry on those days when  you have too much going on.  We are finishing the downstairs area of the cottage.

The lower level of the cottage has a sitting area and the guest bedrooms.  The sitting area is an awkward shape because it is part of the original cottage and we had to add a stairwell to the upper floor which is all new.

This was my problem corner.  Originally I wanted to put a chair and a half sleeper here but there just wasn’t room.  I finally found a comfortable leather chair and ottoman that fits the space perfectly.  Across from this is a flat screen TV and a “future”  TV console table.   I am still looking.  I love the pictures of our Granddaughter above the chair.

This gives you more of a perspective on where the stairs changed the shape of the sitting area.  The french doors lead to the sleeping porch.

So, I have been shopping this week and have had little time to spend in the kitchen.  The chicken recipe is a very loose adaptation of one that appeared in Gourmet years ago.  There is a lot of flavor in this dish even though it goes together quickly.  The wine, garlic, balsamic vinegar and honey are reduced to a glaze which is drizzled over the breaded chicken cutlets.  David went back for seconds.


3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons honey
4 thin sliced chicken cutlets
3/4 cup breadcrumbs (I used half Panko crumbs and half whole wheat dried bread crumbs)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 egg, beaten and thinned with a little water
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1/4 cup white wine
Parsley for garnish

Mix the balsamic vinegar with the honey in a small bowl.  Set aside.  Dip the chicken cutlets into the egg wash and then into the seasoned breadcrumb mixture to coat.  Heat the oil in a large skillet.  Fry the chicken cutlets in two batches until they are browned on each side and cooked through.  Remove to a platter.  Wipe out the skillet and add the butter.  Cook the garlic in the butter for about 1 minute.  Stir in the wine and boil the mixture until the liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons.  Stir in the reserved vinegar mixture and boil the mixture until it is syrupy.  Spoon the glaze over the chicken and sprinkle with parsley.  Serves 2.

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10 responses to “Chicken Cutlets with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey Glaze”

  1. Kat says:

    I am going to make a mental note of this recipe. It looks easy and delicious.

  2. I am loving this living space, Penny! The new chair is perfect for that corner…I like the end table, too.

    Thanks for a great, quick recipe. I never thought of combining honey with balsamic…I HAVE to try this!! Is it good to be home?


  3. Big Dude says:

    The chicken cutlets look and sound delicious. When do you plan to begin booking reservations into the downstairs bedrooms so I can check my calendar :-).

  4. Beautiful home, beautiful food! I love breaded, fried chicken cutlet so much, that I’m not sure I could wait for the glaze! I swear I could eat that whole platter myself, it looks so good! 🙂
    P.S. Looking forward to seeing what you purchased for the downstairs from your shopping this week!

  5. Kate says:

    Your chicken cutlets look wonderful. I would go back for seconds also!

  6. Pondside says:

    These look delicious and I love the idea of a quick chicken meal, as we eat a lot of chicken.
    I think your cottage downstairs looks charming – lucky guests!

  7. Cathy says:

    This is one of my favorite ways to prepare chicken. Love the nice, crispy crust the panko gives the cutlets. And the sauce looks delicious. And that it’s so quick to prepare is an added bonus.

  8. Kathleen says:

    Like my friend, Cathy, above, I love preparing chicken this way. The panko gives it such a nice crust. I will try your glaze, it sounds delicious. When my sis was here visiting from TX I gave her a bag of Panko to take home. She can’t find it there!

  9. Rita says:

    This looks amazing!I can imagine the combination of honey and balsamic; have to try this one. Your cottage looks full of love and comfort.

  10. Penny I love seeing shots of the cottage. But hate the idea of any renovation. It’s 107 here today, Can I come sleep on your porch???

    And I happen to have every ingredient in my pantry right now for this chicken… could be dinner tomorrow.

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