My Favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets


I’m sharing the recipe for my absolute Favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets.  It’s a great, quick and easy dinner idea for those nights when you have no idea what to make for your family!

I'm sharing the recipe for my absolute Favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets.  It's a great, quick and easy dinner idea for those nights when you have no idea what to make for your family!

Along with my homemade hamburger helper, these Breaded Chicken Cutlets might make the most appearances on the dinner menu in my house.  I love it that they are a year ’round kind of meal – summer or winter – gimme some chicken cutlets!  The method of cooking these produces such juicy chicken.  I am known in my house to NOT be a huge fan of chicken at all because it always tastes dry to me (mostly all in my head, I’m sure), which is the reason I always prefer meals made with beef.  This chicken dish is actually one of my favorites and turns out moist and flavorful – no complaints from me on this one!

I also love how easy it is to make.  Just a little bit of prep work and you throw them right into the skillet for just a few minutes on each side.  I like to serve mine over a bed of arugula and drizzled with lemon vinaigrette and finally, topped off with some fresh Parmesan cheese.

This is a recipe for my favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets.  It's simple to make for weeknight suppers and is very moist and tender!
 If you prefer, you can serve these breaded chicken cutlets with oil, garlic spaghetti and a green salad.  They would also go fantastically with your favorite dipping sauce (barbeque, honey mustard, or ranch).  This meal is great because you can switch it up each time you make it!

Next time you decide to cook breaded chicken cutlets for dinner, consider making your own from scratch using this method instead of using the pre-made, frozen variety.  You will be glad you did!  It tastes so fresh and light.  Enjoy!
My Favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets
Recipe type: dinner
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Serves: 4
I'm sharing the recipe for my absolute Favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets. It's a great, quick and easy dinner idea for those nights when you have no idea what to make for your family!
  • 1 and ¼ cups Panko bread crumbs
  • About 1 cup all-purpose flour, for dredging
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, each about 6 ounces (or use 4-6 chicken tenders or cutlets. Just pound them until uniformly thin.)
  • ⅓ to ½ cup oil, for shallow frying (I use peanut oil)
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • My serving suggestion: Arugula, lemon vinaigrette dressing, fresh Parmesan shavings
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. With a meat-pounder/tenderizer, pound each breast to equal thickness. You want them to be pretty thin.
  3. Put the flour, eggs, and the bread crumbs each separately in 3 shallow dishes. Pat the chicken dry and season both sides with salt and pepper. Dip each breast into the flour, then shake off the excess.
  4. Next, run the breast through the egg to coat it lightly and hold the chicken over the liquid to let any excess fall back into the bowl. Finally, lay the chicken in the bread crumbs, turn it over and press it into the breading to coat. Lay on a piece of waxed paper.
  5. Heat a large skillet (12 inches in diameter) over medium heat. Add the oil. Lay 2-3 chicken breasts (depending on the size) in the pan once the oil is hot. Cook the chicken without turning until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Turn the chicken and cook until equally brown on the other side, about 2 minutes more.
  6. Repeat with the remaining chicken.
  7. Transfer chicken to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Place all 4 breasts on a rack over a baking pan and bake until firm to the touch, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and serve immediately on a bed of arugula, drizzled with lemon vinaigrette, and topped with fresh Parmesan cheese shavings.
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15 Responses to “My Favorite Breaded Chicken Cutlets”

  1. July 22, 2015 at 10:03 AM #

    I’m chicken crazy! I could literally have it for every meal! haha Perfect weeknight meal!

  2. July 22, 2015 at 10:03 AM #

    I seriously could eat chicken cutlets every night! These look so perfectly crispy and golden on the outside – I’m drooling!

  3. July 22, 2015 at 11:16 AM #

    I always need more chicken recipes! And this one looks like a real winner. Thanks so much.

  4. July 22, 2015 at 11:49 AM #

    Yum! Love that you used Panko for these!

  5. July 22, 2015 at 1:36 PM #

    I love how crispy they look! Easy to make too!

  6. July 22, 2015 at 3:05 PM #

    I can se why these are a favorite! They look so good!!

  7. July 22, 2015 at 4:13 PM #

    I used to make breaded chicken all the time but haven’t lately! I need to change that – this looks wonderful!

  8. July 22, 2015 at 9:05 PM #

    My kids love breaded chicken cutlets, they are a staple in my house! Love those chunks of Parmesan cheese!

  9. July 22, 2015 at 10:22 PM #

    I love chicken cooked in this style!

  10. July 23, 2015 at 7:59 AM #

    We have chicken cutlets at least once a week so I’m always looking for new ways to serve them. Love that you put these over arugula and topped with Parmesan. Sounds delicious!

  11. July 23, 2015 at 9:36 AM #

    These look great. I love chicken cutlets, and most often make them into a tasty sandwich!

  12. July 23, 2015 at 1:25 PM #

    I made something like this with coconut and tapicoa flour before, and now I am craving it again! 😉

  13. July 23, 2015 at 1:53 PM #

    I can see why this is a family favorite. Great idea to serve them over salad!

  14. July 24, 2015 at 6:12 AM #

    These chicken cutlets look delicious, Ashley! I love the fact you’ve used panko – so crispy!

  15. July 24, 2015 at 9:14 PM #

    I am *loving* these breaded cutlets Ashley! I am a huge fan of chicken, and those shavings of parmesan – the entire combination is making my mouth water. It’s going to look great on my Pinterest “must make” board. 🙂

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