Cheesy Portobello Chicken Cutlets with Broccoli


Adding nutty Gruyère atop the chicken at the very end and popping it under the broiler takes this dish from delicious to heavenly. If you can't find Gruyère, Jarlsberg or Emmentaler cheese makes a good substitute.

Cheesy Portobello Chicken Cutlets with Broccoli
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 chicken cutlets (about 1 pound)

  • ½ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into 2- to 3-inch spears

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1 cup sliced onion

  • 1 large portobello mushroom cap, stem and gills removed, sliced

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme, plus more for garnish

  • 4 ounces sliced Gruyère cheese

  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and add to the pan. Cook, flipping once, until golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 165°F, about 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  2. Reduce heat to medium. Add 2 teaspoons oil and broccoli to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add water, cover and cook until tender, about 5 minutes more. Transfer to the plate with the chicken.

  3. Add the remaining 1 teaspoon oil, onion and mushroom to the pan. Cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in vinegar, Worcestershire, mustard, thyme, the remaining 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper and any accumulated chicken juices from the plate. Cook, stirring and scraping up any browned bits, for 1 minute.

  4. Meanwhile, position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high.

  5. Return the chicken to the pan and spoon the mushroom mixture on top. Arrange the broccoli around the chicken. Top with cheese. Broil until the cheese is golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve topped with parsley and/or more thyme, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

376 Calories
19g Fat
12g Carbs
37g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 376
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 37g 74%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Vitamin A 717IU 14%
Sodium 737mg 32%
Potassium 819mg 17%

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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