Chicken Cutlets with Herbs and Gorgonzola Mashed Potatoes

I love chicken, Gorgonzola cheese, and mashed potatoes so this dinner was right up my alley. It is a relatively healthy combination with all things considered. 

For the chicken, here are the ingredients:
  • 1/2 loaf baguette bread [to process into bread crumbs]
  • 2 pieces of chicken breasts cut in half
  • salt and freshly ground black better
  • all purpose flour, for dredging
  • 1 large egg
  • several sprigs fresh thyme, leaves finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves finely chopped
  • a handful fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • olive oil, for sauteing cutlets
chicken being cooked
  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • Tear bread into pieces and place on baking sheet. Toast bread until deep golden brown - approximately 10 minutes. Transfer to a food processor and coarsely grind into bread crumbs
  • while bread toasts pound out chicken breasts to 1/4- inch thick
  • season chicken with salt and pepper
  • coat chicken with flour, set aside
  • beat egg with splash of water in a shallow dish
  • transfer bread crumbs to a cookie sheet and season with herbs and poultry seasoning
  • heat a thin layer of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • coat chicken in egg then bread crumbs and add to pan. Saute until golden and firm, approximately 3 to 4 minutes on each side



cooking potatoes

Now, for the gorgonzola mashed potatoes! These turned out so well and supplemented the chicken perfectly. 

  • 2 or 3 pounds red potatoes, washed and quartered
  • salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 4 or 5 ounces gorgonzola (or blue cheese...whatever you have on hand), crumbled
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Place potatoes in a large stockpot and cover with cold water
  • add salt and bring to a boil over high heat
  • reduce to medium and cook until fork tender
  • drain well and add back to the pot that they were cooked in


  • meanwhile, heat butter and cream until hot
  • add the crumbled gorgonzola cheese and stir together
  • add sauce to potatoes and mash until smooth
  • season with salt and pepper


I was not sure how either one of these dishes would turn out because it was the first time making chicken like this and mashed potatoes like this, also [well, at least on my own!]. Honestly, the chicken was perfectly crisp with the breading on the outside and so moist and juicy when you cut into it! I even impressed myself with this one!! It doesn't hurt that I have a supportive boyfriend who is relatively kind with his critique... but I know when he's not totally into a dish. This one, he loved!! woohoo! Each bite of the mashed potatoes had a creamy gorgonzola hint that made them that much more yummy!!


I hope, for your sakes', that somebody tries these recipes because they are well worth the time and effort!



Until next time, happy eating!! :)