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Oct 27, 2011 07:50 AM

Bored of Schnitzel

Any chicken cutlet suggestions for Shabbos lunch ? the family is bored with fried or grilled .

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  1. Why does it have to be a cutlet? It's the blandest, yet most expensive cut of chicken. Are you amenable to suggestions with whole chicken parts?

    Or you could make kebabs, and have grilled cutlets in another form.

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    1. re: GilaB

      Here's a tip to keep chicken cutlets from drying out and gives them a nice flavor: marinate for a few hours to overnight in -bottled Italian salad dressing. You'll be amazed at the difference.

    2. If you want a cutlet, a very easy recipe is simply baked chicken cutlets - dump the cutlets in honey mustard and top it off with breadcrumbs.

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      1. re: tamarw

        what about onion chicken? i make this often-- it's always very popular. find a dressing you like (my DH LOVES the new honey mustard dipping sauce by frenchs) or create something with honey or teriyaki or whatever. Dump the cutlets in the sauce.
        Take frenchs onions, pour into plastic bag and crunch them up. take cutlets and u can either shake and bake or do them individually to ensure even coating.
        Bake at 350 for about 25 mins. Serve with whatever sauce you want. These are always a huge hit in my house.

          1. re: marissaj

            I make this all the time!!! And we are also obsessed with the french's sauce!

          2. re: tamarw

            I also had this done with crushed pretzels ... yum!

          3. Pound 'em flat, layer pastrami slices and Dijonnaise, roll in Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry sheet, paint with egg wash, sprinkle sesame seed on 'em, bake 45 min or so. Dry enoug to warm up on the blech Shabbos pm. Not as time consuming as it sounds!

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            1. re: Arinoam

              Similar, only I use thousand island or russian dressing and dip in corn flake crumbs instead of puff pastry. Very slightly healthier!

              1. re: Arinoam

                Interesting take on a deli roll. Normally most folks just make that with pure deli ;)

                1. re: tamarw

                  I am sorry, but I just don't know what people see in this dish. I always find that the puff pastry tastes awful when it's served that long after it's originally baked, not to mention the greasiness that it absorbs from the meat. I hate when people serve this, because all I see in it is tasteless calories/fat.

                1. I make chicken with artichokes... heats up well. Kind of like a chicken marsala type dish. I can post the recipe if you are interested.

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                  1. re: cheesecake17

                    cheesecake17: Taking you up on your offer. Can you please share the recipe?

                    1. re: Bzdhkap

                      sure.. it's very simple.. the artichokes can be swapped for mushrooms.
                      I can't really give measurements since I make it so often with different amounts of chicken

                      thin chicken cutlets
                      flour (mixed with salt and pepper)
                      frozen artichokes (thinly sliced and defrosted)
                      garlic, chopped
                      lemon juice (about one lemon's worth, can use bottled)
                      mustard (whole grain or dijon)
                      chicken broth (or water mixed with bouillon)
                      olive oil

                      dredge the cutlets in flour mixture and brown in olive oil large skillet. Transfer to a greased pyrex. Chicken does not need to be cooked through.

                      In the same skillet, add artichokes, garlic, lemon juice. Scrape up the browned bits of chicken. Add broth- more than you would think you'd need... maybe about a cup. Continue stirring until the sauce bubbles a bit and thickens. Pour the sauce over the chicken in the pyrex. Bake covered about 10 minutes to finish cooking the chicken.

                      I usually make this Thurs for Shabbat dinner. When you take it out of the fridge to reheat it, you probably will need to add a splash of water if it looks dry.

                      Also.. same basic recipe can be done with cubes of chicken, peppers, onions, mushrooms, and a can of diced tomatoes.