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Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Feta, and Basil

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Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Feta and Basil is a one-skillet meal made with skinless chicken cutlets, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, and topped with feta cheese and fresh basil.  This recipe definitely transforms everyday chicken cutlets into something spectacular!  A simple and healthy dish with a Mediterranean flair and amazing flavors that won’t disappoint!



One package of thin skinless chicken cutlets, one pint of cherry tomatoes, some kalamata olives, garlic, fresh basil, and olive oil is all you need to make this chicken into a FABULOUS dish and it’s perfect every time!

This is an outstanding chicken dish because the flavors are bold, the colors are vibrant and it’s ready in less than 30 minutes!

Sauteed chicken cutlets with cherry tomatoes is always satisfying and even a little addicting.

We’re always looking for ways to turn a simple package of thin chicken cutlets into something interesting and fabulous for dinner!  This happens to be one of them.



How to Make this FABULOUS Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with Cherry Tomatoes!

First, the chicken cutlets are lightly dredged with some flour, coating both sides evenly.  Then they are sauteed in a large skillet with some olive oil and butter for a few minutes, until they are fully cooked and transferred to a serving plate nearby.



Using the same skillet, we added in some fresh garlic, cherry tomatoes and kalamata olives, and sautéd them with olive oil for about 2 minutes.  Then spooned the entire mixture over the chicken and topped with crumbled feta cheese and fresh basil.  Yum!!

Simple, fresh tasting and delicious!

My favorite part of this dinner?  Is that this chicken dish is entirely made in ONE skillet – for easy clean up!   It is one of those quick and easy skillet dinners; with wonderful and bold flavors, makes a very light dish along with a refreshing taste to the chicken.  

Trust me, it is truly FABULOUS!

NO need to add a lot of seasonings with this recipe, since the key ingredients are the kalamata olives and feta cheese that add enough flavors to make this dish so outstanding! 

Everyone really LOVED it!




With that in mind, I want to share a recent article that was sent to me from a friend of mine about the health benefits of following the Mediterranean diet.  

Previous studies have shown that this diet which is high in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, fish, and olive oil- is believed to be associated with weight loss, lower blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels, and a lower risk of diabetes and heart disease.

You can read more information about the Mediterranean diet in the CBS news article found at

This skillet chicken recipe is from the ‘old world’ and is currently the new now!  Think Mediterranean all the way; a dish presentation of colorful ingredients with a diet healthy recipe and it won’t disappoint in flavor.




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Would you like another all-in-one-skillet chicken recipe?

Try our Mom’s Best Chicken Piccata, it too is made in minutes and with simple ingredients!  And let’s not forget one more, Chicken Smothered with Marsala, Mushrooms and Parsley – it happens to be one of our faves!

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Yield: 2 to 4

Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Feta, and Basil

Sauteed Chicken Cutlets with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Feta, and Basil

Sautéed Chicken Cutlets with Cherry Tomatoes, Olives, Feta and Basil ~ this recipe definitely transforms everyday chicken cutlets into something spectacular! A simple and healthy dish with a Mediterranean flair and amazing flavors that won't disappoint!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 4 skinless thin chicken cutlets (about 9 ounces)
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 + 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil - divided
  • 3 garlic cloves - diced
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes - halved
  • 1/3 cup kalamata olives - pitted, rinsed, and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 5 fresh basil leaves- sliced into long strips
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. crumbled Feta cheese


  1. Place the flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle the chicken cutlets lightly with some salt and pepper. Working with 1 cutlet at a time, and dredge chicken in flour, coating both sides evenly. Shake off excess flour.
  2. In a large, deep skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil with butter over medium heat. Add the chicken to the skillet and sauté the cutlets for about 3 to 4 minutes per side (depending on thickness of cutlets), or until chicken is golden brown and fully cooked.
  3. Remove and transfer cutlets to a nearby serving platter. Place a sheet of foil wrap over them to keep them warm.
  4. In the same skillet, reduce heat to low and add in the diced garlic. Stir until garlic softens, about 1 minute. Stir in the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil, cherry tomatoes, olives and water. Cook and scrape up any brown bits in the skillet, until the tomatoes softened, about 2 minutes. Turn off heat. Taste, and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Spoon everything over the chicken cutlets, including all juices. Sprinkle on top with fresh basil and feta cheese. Serve immediately.
  6. Serves 2 to 4


 To all the fathers in the world – we want to wish you a wonderful Happy Father’s Day!! 

Enjoy the weekend!


xo Anna and Liz





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  • Reply
    Jeff the Chef
    June 16, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Yum with extra yum! I love chicken, and this is a refreshing way to prepare it.

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      June 17, 2019 at 12:20 pm

      Thank you Jeff! Have a great week!

  • Reply
    June 16, 2019 at 12:32 am

    It looks wonderful and would be a great dish to offer friends or family. This one’s a keeper for sure! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    July 27, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Love chicken like this!

    • Reply
      2 Sisters Recipes
      July 27, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      Hi Abbe! Good to see you! We love this chicken recipe too and hope you’ll give it a try! Have a great week.

  • Reply
    Cheri Savory Spoon
    July 30, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    I love summer tomatoes and the flavors you used here, such a colorful and delicious looking dish.

  • Reply
    Roz Corieri Paige
    July 30, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Boy, you guys got that right: flavors that won't disappoint! This is what I call summer freshness on a plate! Nothing like it at any other time of year! Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe, Liz and Anna!

  • Reply
    Jayanthi Sindhiya
    April 7, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Nice combination of flavours…Looks stunning!

    • Reply
      April 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you ladies! Have a good day!

  • Reply
    March 30, 2015 at 1:51 am

    I love everything about this! Beautiful fresh flavors AND ready in less than thirty minutes. 🙂

    • Reply
      April 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      We love this Betty! My daughter now requests this recipe when I bring home chicken cutlets.

  • Reply
    Roz Corieri Paige
    March 28, 2015 at 1:53 am

    Did you say "feta"? Did you say "fresh tomatoes"? Did you say "Basil"? Oh yea, I'm all over this recipe! Thanks you guys, you have the best recipes!
    Buona Pasqua,

    • Reply
      March 28, 2015 at 12:44 pm

      You are so sweet! Thanks Roz!

  • Reply
    March 27, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    I love all the simple ingredients that you use….yet, I know the flavors are complex and compliment each other so well. Love this recipe!

    • Reply
      March 28, 2015 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks Amy, have a great day!

  • Reply
    March 27, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Love all the fresh flavors in this!

    • Reply
      March 28, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      So do we! Happy Palm Sunday!

  • Reply
    nicole nadel
    March 27, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Love the combination!!

  • Reply
    nicole nadel
    March 27, 2015 at 4:19 am

    Love the combination!!

    • Reply
      March 27, 2015 at 11:44 am

      So do we! Thanks Nicole for inspiring me to make this dish!! Xo

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    March 26, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I think I could eat chicken almost every day! Beautiful smothered cutlets!

    • Reply
      March 27, 2015 at 11:43 am

      I think I could too! Lol!! Have a great day Sue !

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    March 26, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    This is the perfect dish. Everything about it appeals to me! Love the olives, fresh tomatoes – tender chicken – goodness I could be very happy with this for any meal. I'm not just saying that either – this is an absolute winner. Fresh and simple – delicious!!!

    • Reply
      March 27, 2015 at 11:42 am

      We feel the same way Tricia ! This is definitely a winner! Thanks and have a great day!

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