Chicken Cutlets with Skillet Gravy

The other day, my good friend LeeAnn shared a fantastic recipe for chicken cutlets and skillet gravy.  This week I picked up the ingredients and gave it a whirl…Wow.  Simply, Wow!  I did modify the recipe a bit (can’t follow a recipe to save my life), so I’ll post as I made it here.  This is a great alternative to fried chicken, not quite as greasy and a bit more calorie friendly, yet still every bit as satisfying.  It’s darned quick and easy, too, which is always a bonus.  :)   The cutlets were great served with mashed potatoes and steamed peas. (ps this recipe could easily be made gluten free by substituting gf bread crumbs for wheat based and cornstarch for the flour)

chicken cutlets with skillet gravy


1 cup seasoned bread crumbs (or gluten free bread crumbs)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 egg, lightly beaten plus 2-3 tablespoons water
2 pounds/ 1 kilo chicken breast fillets
1/4 cup sunflower oil
3 tablespoons flour (or cornstarch)
a generous pinch of rubbed sage (I’d say about 1/2 teaspoon, maybe?)
1/4-1/2 teaspoon thyme leaves
garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups chicken broth


Beat eggs and water and set aside.
Dredge chicken fillets in egg first, then in bread crumbs and reserve on a plate.
Heat oil over moderate heat, and fry chicken fillets about 4-5 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
Drain on paper towels and keep warm.
After all chicken is done, add butter to skillet and melt.
Add flour and seasonings and whisk until combined. (If using cornstarch, whisk cornstarch into broth and add to pan, then proceed with the instructions as written)
Gradually add broth, whisking constantly and bring to a boil.
Whisk until thickened.
Serve chicken cutlets with gravy, mashed potatoes and a vegetable.

11 Responses to “Chicken Cutlets with Skillet Gravy”

  1. WOW…I’m so all over this dinner, thanks Nikki!

  2. MMMM! Looks like it turned out great for you! Why can’t it be dinnertime instead of time for breakfast right now? :)

  3. Oh, adding–I don’t actually fry them in that much oil–just a few TB of olive oil. Even more calorie-friendly!

  4. Looks yummy! Great photo too.

  5. Looks great! I like the sound of the skillet gravy.

  6. looks great! hope you are feeling better!

  7. Thanks so much everyone! :) L, initially I used 2 tbsp of oil, but since I upped the amount of chicken, and it was in fillets rather than halves, I ended up adding another couple of tbsp’s about midway through. Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe!! It is going to be a regular here…everybody loved it! Even picky pants McGee! lol :D Elly, yes, I’m feeling *much* better, thanks! :D

  8. LMAO at picky pants McGee! hahahaha!!!!

  9. Let me at it Nikki!!!! Chicken is my all time favourite. Throw some gravy in the mix and I will be beating down your door!

  10. mmm that’s fantastic! I should try it!
    soo tasty looking!

  11. Going to cook this tonight – thanks for sharing it!

Talk to me, baby!


  • Archives

  • Meta

  • blogging with purpose
    Thank you, Amy and Gaga!

    arte e pico award
    Thank you, Bellini Valli, Diva and Elle!

    Thank you, Valli, Elle, Giz and Psychgrad!

    nice matters
    Thank you, Elly!

    rockin blogger chick
    Thank you, Bellini Valli!