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 chicken cutlets Italian Style. It’s a recipe I grew up on!
Actually, I think every kid from Queens grew up on this recipe. We actually had breaded Italian style chicken cutlets at least once or twice a week and then again if my mom made chicken Parmesan. In face, whenever I make this recipe for dinner, I always try to make extra so I can make Chicken Parmesan a few days later. Both recipes are easy weeknight meal options for my family.
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 request it when he is home from college.
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. I like to also pound them even thinner using a meat tenderizer.
Chicken Cutlets Italian Style
Beautiful, THIN chicken cutlets. They cook so much faster this way.
A meal everyone in the family will love!
Using a sharp knife, slice each chicken breast in half to get a thinner sliced chicken breast - butterflying the cutlets. Depending on how thin you slice the chicken breast, you could get 2 to 3 slices per chicken breast.
Using a meat mallet, pound each piece of chicken between sheets of wax paper till 1/4" thick.
Dip chicken in eggs, then dredge in breadcrumbs.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat.
Add chicken to the large skillet and brown each side approximately 2 minutes or until each side or until golden brown.
Remove the chicken from the skillet and add to a baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.