Breaded Chicken Cutlets Italian Style is on the menu in our house almost weekly. In fact, whenever I make this recipe for dinner, I always try to make extra so I can make Chicken Parmesan a few days later. Like most of the Family Favorite Chicken Recipes you’ll find on this site, this is an easy weeknight meal option for my family.
Breaded Chicken Cutlets Italian Style
What’s for dinner tonight in your kitchen? If you’re looking for an easy recipe for dinner tonight, you’re going to love this recipe for breaded chicken cutlets Italian Style. It’s a recipe I grew up on.
Actually, I think every kid from Queens grew up on this recipe. As a matter of fact, I think we had breaded Italian style chicken cutlets at least once or twice a week and then again if my mom made chicken Parmesan.
In fact, whenever I make this recipe for dinner, I always try to make extra so I can make Chicken Parmesan a few days later. Like most of the Family Favorite Chicken Recipes you’ll find on this site, this is an easy weeknight meal option for my family.
Family Favorite Recipe
I’m sharing a recipe that was originally posted awhile ago on the blog. This recipe for Chicken Cutlets Italian Style is a family favorite recipe. Add a side dish, a salad and you have an easy meal to serve to your family. My son, Michael, loves chicken this way and will usually requests it when he is home visiting from college.
This recipe is very similar to Vinny’s Mom’s Chicken Cutlet Recipe or Jersey Shore Chicken Cutlets that’s crazy popular on You Tube. In fact these two terms came up recently when I was searching for my own recipe online.
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How to Make Thin Chicken Cutlets
The secret to great chicken cutlets is to start out with boneless chicken breasts and slice them through the middle to butterfly them and make them thin. If I’m having a good day, I’ll get maybe three slices out of one chicken breast.
- Lay the boneless skinless chicken breast on a cutting board that’s been lined with waxed paper or parchment paper.
- Slice the chicken breast horizontally into two even pieces.
- Cover the chicken breasts with another sheet of parchment paper and using the smooth side of a mallet, gently pound the chicken until it is thin.
Beautiful, THIN chicken cutlets that cook so much faster this way.
How to Make Breaded Chicken Cutlets
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced thin and pounded thin.
- 1 cup unseasoned breadcrumbs
- Parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper
- One egg; slightly beaten
- Vegetable oil
HOW TO BREAD THE CHICKEN
To begin, combine the breadcrumbs with the parsley, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow baking dish. Then whisk together the eggs in a small bowl that’s big enough to hold the chicken. Next, dip the chicken cutlets one at a time in the eggs and then into the breadcrumbs. Make sure both sides of the chicken are covered in breadcrumbs.
HOW TO FRY THE CHICKEN CUTLETS
Heat the oil in a heavy pan and add the chicken cutlets to the hot oil. Allow them to cook in the oil for about 4 minutes on each side until they are golden brown, but don’t cook all the way through. We’re going to finish cooking them in the oven.
How to Bake Breaded Chicken Cutlets
The one thing I have learned over the years of making and perfecting this recipe is that by finish cooking the chicken in the oven gives you a much more tender chicken cutlet than by just frying them.
- Once the cutlets are browned on both sides, drain them on a paper towel and then place them in a baking dish.
- Bake in a 375 degree oven for another 15 minutes.
- Always check chicken using a Digital Meat Thermometer to make sure it has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
How to Serve Breaded Chicken Cutlets
Makes a PERFECT meal that your family will love. As a matter of fact, you can even prepare the chicken earlier in the day. Then finish cooking them in the oven right before you need to serve dinner.
Here are some delicious side dishes to serve with the Breaded Chicken Cutlets:
- My children love this easy recipe for Homemade Mac and Cheese as a side dish with chicken cutlets.
- Twice Baked Potatoes is another family favorite!
- Company Mashed Potatoes
- Roasted Asparagus
- One Pan Chicken and Potatoes Sheet Pan Meal
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 344Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 260mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 24g
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