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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Cooking with Kaye: Chicken Cutlets

Chicken Cutlets
One easy method;
Many delicious recipes

February 23, 2012


Today's recipes are rich and delicious and surprisingly quick and simple to create. They are perfect weeknight skillet dinners. (Fast clean-up and inexpensive too!) Plan one chicken breast half for each person and adjust the ingredients to serve more people or to have more leftovers.Chicken Parmesan From start to finish these recipes are ready in 30 minutes. Add a quick bagged salad or quick cooked green vegetables for a balanced and nutritious meal.

Today we present a new feature in Cooking with Kaye called Weeknight Cheater. Even though most of our traditional recipes are uncomplicated to prepare there are times we need to have a go-to meal that goes from preparation to table in a flash. In this issue we share Prego® Quick Chicken Parmigiana, a recipe that rated many happy pouches with our testers and their families. We will include a WLS-tested "Weeknight Cheater" recipe in each issue of Cooking with Kaye so that you may build a catalog of ready-recipes to have in your toolbox. Studies suggest that we are less likely to snack or graze when we know a yummy meal is minutes away.

To prepare a chicken cutlet take one clean thawed chicken breast half and cut in two lengthwise. Place a sheet of plastic wrap on a wooden cutting board. Lay one chicken piece on the plastic and top with another layer of plastic wrap. Firmly pound the cutlet with the smooth side of a mallet to an even thickness of 1/4-inch. Repeat with all chicken pieces. This is necessary to break down the tougher connective tissues and prepare the meat for quick even cooking. (Shortcut: you can also find ready-prepared chicken cutlets in the meat department of many supermarkets.).

Thanks for cooking with me!
Kaye Bailey

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