Saturday, May 8, 2010

Chicken for dinner. What else?

Should have called my blog, 1001 ways to make chicken cutlets! Found another great way! Good thing we really like chicken. This one is from epicurious, called Chicken Louisa.

The recipe called for Roma tomatoes and I found some baby Roma's at the grocery store!  Come summer, hopefully I'll have my own homegrown baby Roma's, but if you find these, try them, they're very good. Very sweet and they're also excellent roasted.

Chicken Louisa, served with brown rice and baby bok choy, sauteed with shallots and garlic! and not one bit of a screw up with this one. Finally. No smoke alarm, no deleted pictures, it all went perfectly smooth! Another keeper!

Chicken Louisa
Source: Gourmet - June 2000, recipe by Peter Micheli
Printable Recipe

4 chicken cutlets, pounded thin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium shallot, sliced thin
1/2 cup dry vermouth (or use dry white wine)
3/4 cup heavy cream
4 or 5 plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh tarragon
1/2 extra-large chicken-bouillon cube, crumbled

Garnish: chopped fresh chives

Season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and butter in a large heavy skillet over moderately high heat until the foam subsides. Brown chicken on both sides in 2 batches, about 3 minutes per batch. Transfer chicken to a plate and keep warm.

Add shallot to skillet and saute, stirring, until tender, about a minute. Add the vermouth and boil over high heat, scraping up brown bits, until reduced by half. Stir in cream, tomatoes, tarragon, and bouillon cube, then simmer, stirring, until tomatoes are softened and sauce begins to thicken, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Return chicken, with any juices accumulated on plate, to skillet and simmer until cooked through, about 5 minutes.

Serve immediately.


  1. mamamiya...the chicken dish looks fascinating with the yummy sauce. I stay with dry vermouth!

  2. Great recipe and I will be trying it! Very unique with the vermouth and cream! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. yumms looks mouthwatering , beautiful looking tomatoes too. Happy mothers day

  4. What do you mean "no smoke alarm" - where's the fun in that!

  5. Told you a long time ago to write a cookbook just on cutlets!!
    This looks good - I like the taste of tarragon. Glad there were no screw-ups THIS time!!

  6. No fire alarms? No burning pot holders..Call Ripley, LOL..
    Looks delicious!

  7. Then I would have to come up with 1001 ones ways to say the chicken looks good :)

  8. Now that sounds absolutely delicious! We will love that at our house. I actually have everything! Thank you for sharing!!

  9. Sounds wonderful! Those tomatoes are beautiful. I am looking forward to our garden variety as well.

  10. Looks so good and healthy too! Good job! I have bok choy to cook up...thanks for reminding me :-)

  11. Carol, you always find such great sounding recipes. I know that must have tasted delicious, especially since the meal went off without a hitch.

  12. Delicious! I hope the pantry is closed today.

    Happy Mother's Day Carol.

  13. Carol, very appealing and tasting looking chicken cutlets. I truly believe you could come up with 1001 ways. Maybe you SHOULD start another blog in your spare time. :)


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