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Light and tasty, the chicken breast cut is the perfect second course

Chicken cut

Preparing the sliced ​​chicken breast is really simple and in no time at all you will have a quick and light second course at your disposal.

How many times have you cooked chicken in a sad way, convinced that that was the quickest way? Well, today we want to recommend a quick but at the same time delicious second course, perfect for every season: the chicken tagliata. This simple recipe involves marinating the meat in oil and lemon and then cooking it in a pan or on the grill.

It goes without saying that the crust that is formed in this way transforms a simple recipe into a tasty second course that has nothing to envy to the classic cut. But how many calories does chicken steak have? If you don't exaggerate with the oil, using a maximum of one tablespoon per person, it will have approximately 120 cal per serving . As for the side dish, however, you can range from the classic salad to sautéed vegetables.

Chicken cut
Chicken cut

How to prepare chicken steak recipe

  1. Combine the oil , lemon juice , salt and rosemary needles in a deep dish . Mix well preparing a kind of emulsion or vinegrette.
  2. Now take the breasts, if it is too big, cut it in half and marinate it for about 30 minutes , turning it from time to time.
  3. Now heat a pan , put a drizzle of oil and add the meat.
  4. Cook the chicken breast for 7-8 minutes on each side or in any case until it is cooked and golden brown. We recommend, it must be well cooked when you are going to serve it.
  5. At the end, add all the marinade left in the dish and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Once ready, place the chicken breast on a cutting board and cut out the characteristic strips of the cut.
  7. Serve them immediately with a side dish of your choice and drizzle with the sauce.

Now that you know how to cook chicken fillet, you'll have a quick recipe to show off for dinner. If you wish, you can also use slices of chicken breast to further speed up the preparation or opt for our chicken escalopes .

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Sliced ​​chicken: tasty variations

Sliced ​​chicken with rosemary is certainly not the only way to cook and serve this cut of meat . For example, focus on a classic combination with sliced ​​chicken, rocket and parmesan. Distribute the washed and seasoned rocket with oil, salt and lemon juice on the bottom of a plate. Then add the tagliata and finally complete the whole with some flakes of parmesan.

Similar but lighter, the tagliata with cherry tomatoes and rocket is excellent to be enjoyed in the summer , then flavoring everything with a little dried oregano. You will simply have to cut the salad, add the cherry tomatoes divided into four and season everything with oil, salt, vinegar and oregano.

For the sliced ​​chicken in the oven with potatoes instead proceed as per the recipe with the marinade of the meat. Then quickly burn it in a pan and finally place it in a baking dish with half a glass of white wine. Bake at 200°C for 20 minutes , turning halfway through cooking. For the potato side dish, on the other hand, you will have to start 30 minutes in advance by placing them cut into wedges on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Season them with oil, salt, pepper, a clove of garlic and bake at 200°C . Secondly, add the chicken breast and finish cooking together.


You can keep the chicken cut with sauce in the refrigerator for a couple of days and eat it at room temperature or by heating it slightly in a pan.

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