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chicken cutlet on a bed of fettuccine pasta with fried sage leaves and a squeeze of lemon
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Sage Butter Chicken & Pasta

Sage Butter Chicken & Pasta is a light and fresh chicken and pasta dish featuring fresh sage.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: 30 minutes or less, dinner, Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brown brown sage sauce, brown butter sage chicken, fall dinner recipes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 598kcal
Author: NicholeL


  • 4 chicken cutlets (or 2 breasts, halved lengthwise)
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 9 oz fettucine
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh sage leaves
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  • Combine flour, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes together in a shallow dish. Add chicken and coat on both sides.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, until cooked through and it reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Remove chicken from the skillet and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter. Once melted, add in the sage and lightly fry it for a minute. Then pour in the chicken stock and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits.
  • Stir the cooked pasta into the sauce. Squeeze lemon juice on top. Add the chicken back to the skillet and sprinkle cheese on top. Stir everything together.
  • Season to taste with additional salt and pepper and serve.


Substitutions: 2 chicken breasts can be sliced in half lengthwise to create 4 cutlets. Pasta can be replaced with spaghetti squash for a low-carb version. Chicken can be replaced with turkey cutlets, pork chops, shrimp or scallops. 


Serving: 4servings | Calories: 598kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 1006mg | Potassium: 808mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 568IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 2mg