Chicken breast cutlets are a boon for weeknights because they cook so quickly—about 5 minutes in a skillet and they’re done. Cutlets from the grocery store are often unevenly sized, so we prefer to buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts and slice them ourselves.
Place one hand flat on top of a chicken breast and, holding your knife parallel to the cutting board, slice it horizontally from the thick end to the thin end into 1/4-inch-thick cutlets. It’s OK if not every slice runs the length of the breast.
Photos by: Scott Phillips
Buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts and slice them into cutlets yourself.
Try it out: Chicken Cutlets with Bell Pepper Ragout