20-Minute Chicken Cutlets with Garlic Tomato Sauce


This quick-cooking, high-protein chicken dish is perfect for any weeknight. Here, we cook down cherry tomatoes with a little wine until they burst and become jammy—making a luscious sauce to pair with chicken. A pinch of sugar at the end balances the sauce's acidity.

Chicken Cutlets with Garlicky Tomato Sauce
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 pound chicken cutlets

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 (10 ounce) basket cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

  • ½ cup dry white wine

  • 3 large cloves garlic, grated

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • Pinch of granulated sugar


  1. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook, flipping once, until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a serving plate.

  2. Add tomatoes, wine, garlic and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt to the pan. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring, until the liquid has thickened and the tomatoes have burst, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in parsley, sage, butter and sugar. Serve over the chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

220 Calories
9g Fat
5g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 3 oz. chicken & 1/4 cup sauce
Calories 220
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 24g 48%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Vitamin A 970IU 19%
Sodium 353mg 15%
Potassium 395mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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