Chicken With Havarti Dill Cheese Sauce

Chicken Cutlets With Havarti Cheese Sauce
Diana Rattray
    45 mins
Ratings (4)

Use thin cut boneless chicken breasts in this recipe for the fastest cooking time. 

The chicken makes a nice presentation on a bed of spinach, or serve it on individual plates and pass the sauce at the table.

What You'll Need

  • 4 to 6 chicken breast halves (4 to 6 ounces each) or thinly sliced cutlets
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons for the sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water 
  • 1 cup garlic seasoned fine bread crumbs
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • dash garlic powder
  • dill weed, if desired
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded or diced Havarti cheese with dill (4 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

How to Make It

  1. If you are using small chicken breasts, pound them between sheets of plastic wrap to a uniform thickness of about 1/4- to 1/2-inch. If the chicken breasts are large, slice them horizontally to produce two thin cutlets, then pound to thin as needed. Alternatively, you may buy thin sliced chicken breasts.
  2. Put 1/2 cup of flour in a wide bowl or plate.
  3. In another bowl, whisk the egg with water.
  4. Put the bread crumbs in a third bowl.
  1. Lightly sprinkle the chicken with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Dredge the chicken in the flour, then dip in the egg mixture, then coat with the breadcrumbs. Place the chicken pieces on a baking sheet and refrigerate to chill for about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of flour and continue cooking, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Add the garlic powder and dill weed, if using. Gradually add 1 cup of milk. Cook, stirring, until thickened. Add the cheese and cook, stirring, until the cheese has melted.Taste and add salt and pepper, as needed.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet with the olive oil. Cook the chicken until browned and cooked through, turning to brown both sides. The time depends on the thickness of the chicken. My cutlets were very thin, so they only took about 6 to 8 minutes. 
  4. Check with an instant read thermometer if you are unsure. It should register at least 165° F (73.9 °C) when the chicken is done.
  5. Arrange the chicken on a serving platter with the sauce or serve the sauce separately.

Serves 4 to 6.

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