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Chicken Cutlets With Balsamic Vinegar

Healthy Facts:

  • Olive oil is packed with healthy fats that lower cholesterol, boost weight loss and keep us feeling full longer
  • Lean proteins in chicken build strong muscles and help burn body fat
  • Garlic is an antioxidant powerhouse that improves heart health and lowers bad cholesterol
  • Balsamic vinegar prevents overeating by suppressing the appetite and increasing the amount of time it takes for the stomach to empty
  • Balsamic vinegar regulates blood sugar by improving insulin sensitivity

20 Min Cook Time |20 Min Prep Time | Serves 4 |217 Calories per Serving


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash black pepper
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried sage
  • 1/2 cup aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 cup chicken stock

What You Need

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife
  • Poultry mallet
  • Large skillet with lid
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

How To Make It

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and garlic over medium heat.
  2. Cook until the garlic just starts to brown, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Lightly pound the chicken cutlets.
  4. Season the cutlets with salt and pepper and dust them with flour.
  5. Add the chicken and sage to the skillet and cook until lightly browned on one side, 2 to 3 minutes.
  6. Turn and cook for another 2 minutes.
  7. Drain any fat from the pan.
  8. Add the balsamic vinegar and reduce slightly, about 2 minutes.
  9. Add the stock, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  10. If you want the sauce thicker, remove the chicken from the pan and simmer another 3 to 5 minutes or to desired consistency.
  11. Adjust the seasoning of the sauce with salt and pepper.
  12. Pour the sauce over the chicken cutlets and serve.

Frances Masters

Frances Masters is a BACP accredited psychotherapist with over 30,000 client hours of experience. Follow her @fusioncoachuk, or visit The Integrated Coaching Academy for details about up coming training.