Deliciously Easy Chicken Cutlets

2010-09-19 Mer iPhone 191 This is a family favorite! It’s easy to make and it’s hearty.

I like basic recipes that taste good. I don’t need all the bells and whistles, I just need food that’s tasty. Nothing fancy here, no secret ingredients, sorry to disappoint.

I will usually buy boneless chicken breast and pound it thin myself. It’s generally cheaper and I can simply remove the skin myself. If “thinly sliced boneless skinless” is on sale or easier for you, go that route.

Cut a piece of chicken in half lengthwise and either pop it in a ziplock or between two pieces of wax paper and pound it thin. I use a heavy bottomed pan to do this, you could use a mallet or a rolling pin even.

2010-09-19 Mer iPhone 181 Then get three shallow bowls ready. Fill one with bread crumbs (seasoned or plain), one with parsley, s&p, minced garlic and egg, and the last with some flour.

2010-09-19 Mer iPhone 180I used the plain breadcrumbs and added salt, pepper, crushed red pepper and rosemary.

2010-09-19 Mer iPhone 179 I usually use two eggs for four pieces of chicken.

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This looks so clumpy. Dunk your chicken in the flour, the egg mixture then the breadcrumbs.

Heat up about a tablespoon of butter in the pan and get your chicken going. Once you put it in the pan, don’t mess with it. If you leave it, it’ll get a nice crust, if you move it around too much, you won’t.

2010-09-19 Mer iPhone 184 See…

2010-09-19 Mer iPhone 185Crispy deliciousness!

Makes 4 cutlets

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Salt and pepper
2 eggs, beaten
Handful of parsley, chopped
2 – 3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 - 1 cup breadcrumbs
1 Tablespoon crushed red pepper
1 Tablespoon crushed dried rosemary
1/2 – 1 cup flour
3 – 4 Tablespoons butter

Preparation Instructions

Get your bowls ready. Fill them with the flour, the egg mixture and breadcrumbs.

For the egg mixture, mix your two beaten eggs, add your chopped parsley and minced garlic together. Cut each breast in half lengthwise. Place them, flat, in either a ziplock bag or between two pieces of wax paper. Pound them until they are flat and thin.

Heat your pan over medium/high heat. Add a pat or two of butter.

Dunk each breast in the flour, then the egg and then the breadcrumbs. Place the chicken in the pan and let it cook for about 5 minutes on each side. Since they’re so thin, they won’t take very long to cook at all.

That’s it, you’re done, enjoy!

15 Response to Deliciously Easy Chicken Cutlets

October 3, 2010 at 7:06 PM

easy and delicious!

October 4, 2010 at 10:11 AM

This looks wonderful! Thanks for the dinner idea. I love to try new things, but I also love consistently delicious, classic and hearty meals!

October 4, 2010 at 1:27 PM

I am way too hungry to be reading this right now! This sounds so delicious, and it would be perfect for a weekday meal. I love the ease of preparation too. I'm stopping to buy some chicken on the way home!

October 4, 2010 at 1:58 PM

Oh man, that looks incredible right now! I mean, it would anytime, but right now, I'm starving! My 15 year old just walked by and said "please make that!"

October 4, 2010 at 7:57 PM

Love the crispy coating on your chicken. It looks fabulous!

October 5, 2010 at 6:57 PM

Oh, my kids would LOVE this! Thanks for sharing!

October 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM

yummm!!! i love chicken done this way

October 5, 2010 at 9:43 PM

i think it's the simple classic foods that taste the best... i made something just like this last week with a quick pan sauce~ family loved it. i use panko for the crunch.
~Chef Louise

October 5, 2010 at 10:40 PM

This is classic and is good at all time. My husband loves to have this dish for sure!

October 6, 2010 at 5:16 AM

I always make something similar to this for my husband and i when im feeling super lazy. Recently that has been often. Nothing beats a delicious chicken meal. Yummy!

October 7, 2010 at 4:50 AM

You are a very creative cook. You remind me of your father.

October 7, 2010 at 11:24 AM

Simple is best! Nicely done.

October 7, 2010 at 6:39 PM

It looks good. I like the idea of adding crushed red pepper on the coating. I will try that on my chicken next time. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

October 19, 2010 at 5:45 PM

i'm always on a lookout for easy but delicious chicken dishes and this one fits my search pretty well :) adding this on my to-do list

October 28, 2010 at 8:04 AM

Yummy! This looks so good! Im going to try to make this when my kitchen is finished. <3 Shawna

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