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Lemon Chicken Cutlets over Roasted Tomato Salad

The tartness of the lemon is so nice with the rich blue cheese and it isn’t strong or overwhelming at all.  I like to have a bit of each ingredient on my fork with each bite and I just find it heavenly.

  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


  • 6 Roma tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 Tb fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 C pine nuts
  • 1/2 C flour
  • 2 C Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 pounds thin chicken cutlets (I used regular breasts that I butterflied and pounded thin)
  • canola oil
  • 12 oz baby spinach
  • 3/4 C crumbled blue cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Toss the tomatoes in medium bowl with a drizzle of olive oil, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper.  Arrange on a rimmed cookie sheet and roast for 16 minutes.
  2. Toast pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently until lightly golden.  Set aside.
  3. Place flour, salt and pepper in shallow dish.  In another dish, combine bread crumbs and lemon zest.  Beat eggs in another dish with a splash of water.  Coat the chicken in the flour, then the egg and finally in the bread crumbs.
  4. Heat a thin layer of canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  When hot, cook the chicken in 2 batches for 3-4 minutes on each side until the juices run clear.
  5. Place spinach in large serving bowl.  Remove roasted tomatoes from the oven and coarsely chop.  Transfer tomatoes over the top of the spinach and allow the heat of the tomatoes to slightly wilt the spinach.  Add lemon juice, more olive oil, pine nuts, salt and pepper.  Top with the chicken and sprinkle the cheese over the top.


From 365, no repeats

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Skillet, Roasted
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1/8 Salad
  • Calories: 432
  • Sugar: 3.2g
  • Sodium: 450mg
  • Fat: 18.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 10.8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.9g
  • Fiber: 6.2g
  • Protein: 36.9g
  • Cholesterol: 59.5mg

Keywords: lemon chicken, roasted tomatoes, salad