Easy Chicken Cutlets

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Chicken Cutlets are actually pretty easy to make at home and they turn out so good! This is a recipe we love for our “Sunday Dinners”. There’s nothing better than making a big meal for the family on Sunday and having leftovers on Monday.

These Chicken Cutlets are made out of ingredients you probably already keep stocked in your refrigerator and pantry!

Easy Chicken Cutlets

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 1 cup of Panko Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • Vegetable Oil for frying

Prep Chicken Cutlets

To make these Chicken Cutlets, start with one pound of chicken breast.

Slice chicken breasts lengthwise in half to make them thinner. Place chicken cutlets on top of a piece of Saran Wrap. Place another piece of Saran Wrap on top of the chicken.

Use a rolling pin or something heavy to pound the chicken breasts to make them even thinner.

Cut into chicken cutlet size pieces. Season the chicken with a little bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Once the chicken cutlets are ready, it’s time to set up the breading station.

Breading Station

Combine the Italian breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in one container. Whisk together eggs in another container. Mix together flour and season with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a third container.

Coat chicken in flour mixture, eggs, then breadcrumb mixture.

Breaded Chicken

Make Chicken Cutlets

Now that the chicken is all breaded, it’s time to start cooking them.

Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the pan.

Once the oil is hot and sizzles when you drop in a piece of flour cook the chicken for a few minutes on each side or until they reach an internal temp of 165 and are golden brown.

Fried Chicken

Work in small batches so the pan doesn’t get too crowded. Let chicken cutlets cool on paper towels to absorb any extra grease.

Serve Chicken Cutlets

Once the chicken is fully cooked, crispy, and golden brown it’s time to eat! I served these with some spaghetti and easy air fried zucchini!

Easy Chicken Cutlets

The air fried zucchini is super easy to make and my whole family loves it!

Just cut the zucchini into smaller pieces and toss in a bowl with a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and smoked paprika. Air fry at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes or until the zucchini is done to your liking. We like it just a little charred!

These Chicken Cutlets also make awesome sandwiches! We had leftovers the next night on some Jimmy John’s bread topped mozzarella cheese and a chopped Caesar Salad kit with homemade air fryer potato wedges.

Chicken Cutlet Sandwiches

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • Always cook chicken until it reaches at least 165 degrees.
  • I fried these in some vegetable oil. It’s best to use a large skillet and work in batches, so that they cutlets aren’t over crowded.
  • My favorite breadcrumbs to use for these are the Panko Italian Breadcrumbs.
Easy Chicken Cutlets

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Easy Chicken Cutlets

Easy Chicken Cutlets

Chicken Cutlets are easy to make at home and are so good!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Cutlets, Chicken Reipes
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • 1 cup of Panko Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • Vegetable Oil for frying

Instructions

  • Slice chicken breasts lengthwise in half to make them thinner. Place chicken cutlets on top of a piece of Saran Plastic Wrap. Place another piece of Saran Wrap on top of the chicken. Use a rolling pin or something heavy to pound the chicken breasts to make them even thinner.
  • Cut into chicken cutlet size pieces. Season the chicken with a little bit of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese in one container. Whisk together eggs in another container. Mix together flour and season with some salt, pepper, and garlic powder in a third container.
  • Coat chicken in flour mixture, eggs, then breadcrumb mixture.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium high heat and add enough vegetable oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Cook chicken for a few minutes on each side or until they reach an internal temp of 165 and are golden brown.
  • Work in small batches so the pan doesn’t get too crowded. Let chicken cutlets cool on paper towels to absorb any extra grease. Enjoy!

Notes

Serve with spaghetti or your favorite pasta. These also make really good chicken Parm sandwiches!
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