Sautéed Chicken Cutlets with Porcini Sauce

October 13, 2010 · 13 comments

in chicken/poultry,quick and easy

I’ve been a wee bit obsessed with mushrooms ever since I was little.  I love them on anything and everything (although, for some reason, I’ve never the biggest fan of them raw).  Of course when I was younger, I pretty much exclusively ate your standard button mushrooms.  Now, I’m able to eat all kinds of mushrooms, porcini being one of my favorites (but don’t forget morels or hen of the woods).

Dried porcini mushrooms give so much flavor to every meal.  The mushrooms themselves are delicious, but then using the liquid they’ve been reconstituted in gives you even more bang for your buck. Or taste for your ounce.  Or whatever.

I’ve had this recipe saved for a while and finally decided to make it when I saw porcini mushrooms on sale recently. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint.  This dish is very reminiscent of chicken marsala, but I think the sauce is much richer.

Speaking of the sauce, I barely had enough for my 3 chicken breasts, and the original recipe called for 4, so I may increase the number of porcini (for sure) and possibly the amount of liquid, too, especially if I were to use 4 breasts.  I will admit that I tend to be an over-reducer, so that may have contributed to the smaller amount of sauce but either way, I’d prefer more porcini per piece.  This made enough for 2 dinner and 2 lunch portions for us, so it was perfect. I reduced the oil and butter by just a bit, with no ill effects.  In fact, I almost forgot the butter altogether and the sauce tasted just as great, but I did swirl it in at the end when I realized I had forgotten it.  It made it just a little silkier.

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Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen October 13, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I am crazy for mushrooms too Elly! This looks great!


my little expat kitchen October 13, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I’m a mushroom fan myself. Dried porcini mushrooms are so flavorful, you’re right—add them to any dish and they will impart that beautiful earthy flavor and make even the simplest meal seem special. Your dish looks amazing. Is that orzo I spot underneath?


elly October 13, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Yep, I served the chicken with a parmesan orzo. Yum!


Courtney October 14, 2010 at 7:28 am

I used to hate mushrooms, but I really like them now. I think this recipe might convince Eric to like them, too. :)


bellini valli October 14, 2010 at 7:29 am

For a mushroom lover you will be surprised that it has only been in the last couple of years that I have learned to appreciate mushrooms. Now they sho up every where!


Maria October 16, 2010 at 8:07 am

I love love love mushrooms too and porcini are probably my favorite. This looks great.


tobias cooks! October 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm

I am a big Porcini fan. Looks delish!


Erin October 17, 2010 at 5:15 pm

I started making this dish as soon as I got that issue of CI! It has quickly become one of our favorites. I love to serve it with the brown rice from the same issue. This makes me want to put it on the menu again for next week!


Peter October 18, 2010 at 5:01 am

Dried mushrooms offer so much flavour and never throw out the liquid! This sauce is the obvious start here…gonna have some mushrooms stat!


janemaynard November 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm

we featured this post on today – the recipes look divine, and anything with a richer sauce than marasala is bound to be good!


Pam J November 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm

YUM, that looks GREAT. I’ve got the ingredients on my list and will make this tomorrow.


katabijakmotivasi November 1, 2010 at 11:46 pm

oh my gosh! it makes me really hungwy. Poor me! lol.


rsmacaalay November 2, 2010 at 4:41 am

That dish looks yummy, its mouth watering! I will definitely try this one out!



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