greek chicken cutlets and tzatziki
May 22, 2013 § 26 Comments
Here is a delicious Greek chicken recipe for you to make. I have been able to find chicken cutlets at most markets these day. If you can not find cutlets you may simply slice a chicken breast horizontally into three flat slices. You could pound them out a little more with a meat mallet if you like. Served with tzatziki, spanokópita, mache’ salad and greek olives.
- 4 chicken cutlets
- a dusting of all purpose flour
- 5 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed
- salt and pepper
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tablespoons of large capers, chopped
- 3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons of hot water
Lightly pat both sides of chicken in flour. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil with the smashed garlic over medium high heat and cook until the garlic is aromatic. Add the chicken and fry until golden. Turn the chicken over, season with salt and pepper and continue to cook other side until golden. Turn again, season and squeeze in the lemon juice, add the capers, parsley and hot water. When it starts to bubble put a lid on the pan and cook for a few minutes. Turn off the heat and serve right away.
t z a t z i k i
- 16 ounces of full fat plain greek yogurt (I really like Fage)
- 1 large cucumber, peeled and grated
- 1 handful of dill, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
Using your hands, after you peel and grate the cucumber, squeeze out the excessive juice. Place in a bowl and mix well with all the other ingredients. Taste and add salt to your liking.
We are big lovers of Greek food and flavors in this house — my husband makes Spanakopita a couple time a year, and this cutlet recipe looks like a great blend of classic Greek tastes.
It really is. And it comes together so easily too. :)
Thank you! :) It was.
I love your recipes/foods! How tasty!
We would do well in the kitchen together! :)
I am definitely going to try this one.
Great! This chicken recipe is the easiest chicken I have ever made. You will love the flavor.
Looks so delicious. I love, love, love tzatziki!
Me too! I love tzatziki too!
I love your recipes, simple, flavorful and nutritious. This is a great weeknight meal (or anytime really)
Agree. I’m always keeping it real simple during the week…actually, now that I think about it, I pretty much try to keep it simple on the weekend too! :)
This looks divine!
When things are kept simple the ingredients shine. Another yummy looking recipe, thank you!
What a nice “saying”. Thank you.
I just love Greek food. Your tzatziki looks delicious! And is that your spanikopita I see on your plate?? Mmmmm!
Thank you! Yes..that is my spanakópita from the post the other day! :)
Mmmmmmm this looks amazing! I’ve always wanted to try my hand at spanikopita!!
And you should… it is fairly easy. So delicious homemade! Thank you for your comment.
Aw yum! Everything looks absolutely delicious…. I can imagine it must’ve been a bit of work, but completely worth it to eat so much deliciousness on one plate! Thanks for sharing this recipe. I often cut my chicken breasts into thinner pieces to help them to cook quickly and evenly. I’ve never seen cutlets sold in the shops here though. Can’t wait to try this recipe!! I need to read your spanakopita post! xx
Hi Laura. This was one of those dinners I made on a Saturday late afternoon. I decided before I started I wanted to really have a slow going kitchen experience, which are too few and far between. It was a very relaxing process. I love to cook under these conditions! So, it really did not seem like a whole lot of work. I don’t think I would attempt this menu on a Tuesday night. ;)
I know exactly what you mean. I love slow cooking on the weekends, with no time restraints whatsoever! It’s funny how our lives become so busy. I hardly even find time for those experiences on the weekend these days. Hm, I think I might start booking ‘slow cooking Saturday’ into my diary as a proper commitment ;) Thanks for the inspiration!
Slow Cooking Saturday….sounds like a book title. Have a great weekend!
I love Fage too (I’m snobby now and don’t like to use other Greek yogurt brands :P)
hehe. I try not to be too snobby, but, I must admit…quietly I am. :)