Creamy Lemon Chicken Cutlets with Fettuccine is simple and easy to make with a fresh-tasting combination of Chicken Cutlets, heavy cream, freshly squeezed lemon juice, a Ramano-Parmesan cheese blend, lemon zest, and capers, plated with creamy fettuccine pasta for the perfect goodbye to summer.

I am always amazed at how you can come up with just a few ingredients. I love the challenge of creating a new dish at a moment’s notice. Today is technically my typical shopping day, yet I have far too many other things to do to run to my favorite fresh markets and produce stands.


creamy-lemon-chicken-cutlets-with-fettuccine-1So as I am going through my cabinets trying to make dinner without leaving my comfortable home, I notice I have on hand a few ingredients that would make the perfect pasta dish for the end of summer. Chicken, heavy cream, lemons, deli Ramano-Parmesan cheese, capers, fettuccine pasta, fresh basil…Challenge accepted!


One of my many favorite recipes my grandmother Josie makes; is her Chicken Piccata. Another favorite is her Lemon alfredo sauce. What if I joined my two favorite recipes with the ingredients I have on hand?… Mission accomplished below.



Creamy Lemon Chicken Cutlets with Fettuccine

  • Three whole boneless, skinless free-range chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt to own taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour to dredge chicken
  • Three tablespoons of unsalted  butter
  • Three tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 and 1/4 of a  cup of heavy cream
  • 1 ounce of dry white wine
  • juice of 3 lemons
  • Six tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cups of freshly grated deli Ramano – Parmesan blended cheese
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 1/4 of a cup of capers
  • 12- ounces of dry fettuccine pasta, cooked al dente
  • One sliced thinly sliced lemon, for garnish, optional
  • Fresh basil for garnish, optional




  1. Butterfly the boneless, skinless, free-range chicken breasts, then cut them in half.
  2. Season chicken with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  3. Dredge chicken in all-purpose flour and shake off excess flour.
  4. Place an extra-large metal skillet over medium-high heat, melt three tablespoons of butter with three tablespoons olive oil, heat the butter and oil till it just begins to lightly sizzle, add the dredged chicken and cook for 4 minutes or till lightly browned, flip the chicken and cook on the other side for 4 minutes or till lightly browned.
  5. Remove and transfer to a plate with a layer of paper towels, to absorb any additional oil.
  6. Meanwhile, cook the dry fettuccine pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente; tender yet firm to the bite, stirring occasionally. Drain the fettuccine pasta.
  7. Place stir 1 cup of heavy cream, dry white wine, and the juice of 3 lemons in a heavy large metal skillet and blend.
  8. Add the six tablespoons of unsalted butter and cook over medium heat until the butter melts, occasionally stirring for about 3 minutes. Add the Ramano-Parmesan cheese to the cream sauce in a skillet. Add the lemon zest and capers. You may add additional salt and pepper at this time if desired.
  9. Reserve some of the cream sauce for the chicken cutlets if desired.
  10. Toss the cooked pasta with the sauce mixture over low heat until the sauce thickens slightly, about 1 minute.
  11. Remove from the heat.
  12. Place pasta on a serving plate, place 1-2 chicken cutlets on the same serving plate and drizzle with a bit of sauce if desired. May add additional capers to the top with a few slices of fresh lemon.





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  1. Sarah, What a beautiful looking dish,
    It sounds funny to hear anyone mention Fall and Fall-like weather when in this part of Florida we still have along way to go before Summer ends and it feels like Fall outside.
    Hugs Sarah

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