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Chicken Cutlets

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Crispy, delicious Italian chicken cutlets with Italian-style bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese leave you with tender chicken and a golden brown crispy breading.

You won’t believe how easy it is to take a simple, thin-cut chicken breast, coat it with seasoned bread crumbs, and fry it up for a delicious comfort meal. Let’s get started on this perfect homemade meal.

crispy golden chicken cutlet on a plate.

 Why you should make this Chicken Cutlet Recipe

Mix it up: Chicken breast recipes are an automatic staple each week if you are anything like our family. But recipes can become stale and a bit boring.

This chicken recipe cuts through the bland old boneless skinless chicken breast recipe and invites you to use quick-cooking thin-cut chicken to develop a tender, moist center and crispy perfection.

Kid-friendly, this TikTok recipe also pairs great with various viral side dishes like southern baked macaroni and cheese, air-fried crispy green beans, or this awesome cheesy corn. And because the chick fries up in under 10 minutes, it is also a meal that makes it to the dinner table in no time at all.

Where did this TikTok chicken recipe come from?

We love to share the fantastic creators online and where we were inspired to test out a recipe! This recipe came across our feed from the user @AuntieAmandaLee

Ingredients

  • Chicken breast cutlets: cutlets are thin-cut chicken breasts that cook super quickly. You can also pound down chicken breasts with a meat mallet to make them super thin.
  • Eggs: The eggs help the breadcrumbs stick to the chicken.
  • Italian-style bread crumbs: Choose Italian-style bread crumbs for the best-breaded flavor. 

  • Grated Parmesan cheese: In many cases, Parmesan cheese is interchangeable with shredded, but for this chicken cutlet recipe, choose only grated.
  • Dry parsley; additionally, parsley seasoning.
  • Oil for frying: We prefer to use bland oils like vegetable oil or canola oil for frying. It also has a higher smoke point than olive oil and is easy to work with. 
  • Optional: Kosher Salt and Black Pepper

 How to make Chicken Cutlets

  1. Place the eggs in a bowl and whisk well.
  2. Place Italian breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, and dried parsley in a separate shallow bowl and mix well.
  3. Dredge the chicken cutlets into the egg mixture, coating both sides.
  4. Dredge each piece of chicken in the breadcrumb mixture and coat both sides.
collage of coating chicken with egg and bread crumbs.
  1. Preheat about 2″ of oil in a large skillet.
  2. Place the cutlets in the hot oil and fry for about 3–4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Chicken is done cooking when its internal temperature reaches 165 degrees on a meat thermometer. Be careful not to overcook, or thin pieces of chicken can get chewy.
  3. Transfer cutlets to drain excess drip on paper towels (tongs work great for this) and serve hot.
collage that includes dipping chicken and frying on a stove.

Variations

  • Other than using a breadcrumb mixture, use a panko mixture and season it with garlic powder, onion powder, and other herbed seasonings you love. 
  • Soak the chicken in a buttermilk mixture for a few hours to tenderize the chicken. 
  • Add curry powder or chili powder to the mixture for a bit of spice. 
  • Serve with homemade yum yum sauce or a bit of this sriracha aioli recipe.
  • Breaded chicken cutlets go great with fresh lemon juice, so serve chicken pieces with a side of lemon wedges for color and flavor.
  • Season with salt when the chicken comes out of the hot oil. 

How to serve Chicken Cutlets

This style of fried chicken works excellent for Chicken Piccata, Chicken Milanese, or cut up and used for Chicken Alfredo.

plate of chicken cutlet crispy and ready to eat, parsley leaves on the side.

Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets

To transfer to the air fryer, coat the culets as stated with egg, breadcrumbs, and seasoning. Place chicken (in one layer) in an aircrisp basket.

Spray with nonstick cooking spray and cook at 400 degrees for 7 minutes.

Open, flip, spray the other side, and continue to cook for an additional 7 minutes. The timing could vary depending on the thickness of the chicken, so always check for a 165-degree internal temperature.

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Italian Chicken Cutlets (TikTok Viral)


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Italian Chicken Cutlets, thin pieces of boneless skinless chicken breast, fried with Parmesan Cheese and Italian Breadcrumbs. A fast and easy weeknight dinner recipe for tender soft chicken with golden brown crispy crust.

Ingredients
 

  • 4 chicken cutlets
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 cup Italian Style Breadcrumbs
  • cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tsp dried Parsley

Instructions

  • Place eggs into a bowl and whisk well.
  • Place bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley in a separate bowl and mix well.
  • Dredge the chicken cutlets into the egg, coating both sides.
  • Dredge in bread crumb mixture and coat on both sides. 
  • Preheat about 2" of oil in a large skillet.
  • Place cutlets into the hot oil and fry for about 3- 4 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
  • Drain chicken and any excess grease on paper towels and serve hot. 

Notes

Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets
Yes, you can air fry chicken cutlets.
To transfer to the air fryer, coat the culets as stated with egg, breadcrumbs, and seasoning. Place chicken (in one layer) in an air crisp basket. Spray with NonStick cooking spray and cook at 400 degrees for 7 minutes.
Open, flip, spray the other side and continue to cook for additional 7 minutes. The timing could vary depending on the thickness of the chicken, so always check for a 165-degree internal temperature. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1chicken | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 757mg | Potassium: 740mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 168mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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