Herbed Chicken Cutlets with a Lemon Garlic Sauce

These herbed chicken cutlets are pan fried and drizzled with a lemony sauce infused with garlic. You’ll be amazed that something this tasty can be ready in under 30 minutes! 

Herbed Chicken Cutlets in a Lemon Garlic Sauce

If you have 30 minutes, then I have a recipe that will get dinner on the table in less time than it would take to go through most drive-throughs. And, even though it’s ready quickly, it will taste like you spent a lot of time in the kitchen. The chicken cutlets (which are lightly dusted with flour, basil and thyme) stand alone in flavor. But, when you drizzle the lemony garlic sauce over them…they are sublime. 🙂

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™

The deliciousness of the sauce is owed in part to I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™. I tried it for the first time in this recipe.

I’m a label reader. I read every last ingredient. I have to because we have a severe peanut allergy in the house. Equally important, I do it so I can make the very best product choices for everyone in the family. And, I hate to wade through an ingredient list that is a mile long with word after word I can’t pronounce.

So, I was excited to learn about Deliciously Simple™.  This new spread has a creamy, buttery taste and is made with simple ingredients like non-fat yogurt and vegetable oil. This is something I could use every day and not feet a bit guilty about.

My taste testers have the final say on these matters. Overwhelming, they thought it was “very creamy” and “spreads soooo easy.”  We’ve enjoyed it on toast, vegetables…and of course in herbed chicken cutlets with a lemon garlic sauce.

Learn more about this new product at Try Deliciously Simple.

Herbed Chicken Cutlets in Lemon Garlic Sauce

Oh yeah…be sure to save a little lemon garlic sauce to toss with your veges too!

This post was sponsored by I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated to write a post about I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™, all opinions are my own.

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Herbed Chicken Cutlets with a Lemon Garlic Sauce
Pan fried herbed chicken cutlets are drizzled with a lemon sauce infused with garic. You'll be amazed that something this tasty can be ready in under 30 minutes!
Servings: 4 servings
  • 1 pound of chicken cutlets
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter® Deliciously Simple™ divided
  • Juice from half a lemon about 1 1/2 Tablespoons; save other half for garnish
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  1. Arrange chicken cutlets in a single layer on a plate.
  2. Combine flour, basil and thyme in a small bowl.
  3. Sprinkle half of the flour mixture over the chicken and then turn over and sprinkle the rest over the other sides.
  4. Swirl olive oil in a large pan.
  5. Add 1 Tablespoon of Deliciously Simple™ to pan and melt over medium-high heat.
  6. Add chicken to pan and cook about 5-6 minutes on each side or until the outside is browned and the inside is no longer pink.
  7. Remove chicken to a serving platter and keep warm.
  8. Melt remaining Deliciously Simple™ in pan.
  9. Add chicken broth, lemon juice and garlic to the pan and stir to combine, scraping up brown bits.
  10. Bring mixture to a boil and continue to boil until sauce has thickened slightly or about 3-4 minutes.
  11. Spoon lemon garlic mixture over chicken and garnish with lemon slices.

Herbed Chicken Cutlets with a Lemon Garlic Sauce



  1. You had me at lemon 🙂 Looks like great week night meal!

  2. I adore chicken cutlets for a quick weeknight meal. And they cook up so tender and moist. Much easier than a large whole chicken breast. I’m lucky that our Whole Foods has them beautifully cut for when I don’t feel like wrestling a whole chicken breast into thinner pieces. Your recipe sounds delicious Marjory. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Marjory,
    I ran across your recipe and made it for dinner tonight. Tasty and delicious! My husband commented that the recipe was a keeper. I like that! Makes menu planning in the future so much easier!
    I look forward to trying more of your creations. Thanks for posting.

  4. Stephanie Largent says:

    The receipe looks amazing. I am on a low fat diet, do you know the fat and calorie content?
    Thank you!

    • Thank you for stopping by. Unfortunately, I don’t have the nutritional information. You may be able to calculate using an app like My Fitness Pal.

  5. I make this recipe all the time, only I flour, egg and then bread cutlets in Italian breadcrumbs before frying. After all chicken is browned, put on paper towel to drain. Remove some of the oil from pan and then brown minced garlic, add chicken broth, 1/2 c white wine, juice of 1/2 lemon and fresh parsley. Put cutlets in a baking pan, pour sauce over top, cover with foil and bake at 375 for 25 min. This is Delicious!

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