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Under 30 Minutes

Under 30 Minutes

Chicken Cutlets with White Wine and Garlic

Freezing and thawing the chicken cutlets in the marinade infuses them with flavor. You can also cook them without freezing, just marinate for 30 minutes.

  • prep: 10 mins
    total time: 20 mins
  • servings: 4




  • 8 chicken cutlets (about 1 1/4 pounds total)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Chopped parsley (optional), for serving

Cook's Note

To freeze, press air out of freezer bag, seal, and freeze flat. Store in the freezer, up to 2 months.


  1. Step 1

    Stack cutlets in a double layer in a 1-gallon freezer bag. In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons butter, wine, garlic, and thyme and whisk to combine. Season with pepper. Pour marinade into bag with cutlets and freeze (see below).

  2. Step 2

    To serve, thaw chicken in refrigerator overnight. Remove cutlets from bag and discard marinade. Gently shake chicken to remove liquid and season with salt. In two batches, heat 1 1/2 teaspoons butter and 1 1/2 teaspoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high; add half the cutlets to pan and cook until browned and cooked through, 4 minutes total, flipping halfway through and adjusting heat as necessary to prevent pan from overbrowning. Serve chicken sprinkled with parsley if desired.

Everyday Food, March 2010