Breaded Chicken Cutlets - Recipe
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Breaded Chicken Cutlets - Italian Style

One of those classics that NEVER fails. Breaded Lemon Chicken Cutlets ready almost in no time.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4



Quick lemon marinade

  • Squeeze 1 lemon to get approx 4 tablespoons of lemon juice. It’s best to strain it through the strainer, but not absolutely required if you don’t have one. Just make sure there are no lemon seeds in the juice or too much pulp.
  • Add lemon juice to the bowl together with extra virgin olive oil and finely chopped parsley.
  • Mix well, add chicken cutlets. Leave them for 10 minutes, up to a few hours to marinate.
    Breaded Chicken Cutlets - Step2 - Marinade

Breading and cooking the chicken

  • When ready start to deep each chicken cutlet in the bread crumb mix. Press the breadcrumbs well into the cutlet on each side. Tap off excess.
    Breaded Chicken Cutlets - Step2 - Bread Crumbs
  • At this point you have 2 options:
    Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 15-20 minutes
    Fry in the vegetable oil (our option tonight)
  • Preheat the frying pan with 2-3 tbsp of vegetable oil (enough for 3-4 cutlets).
  • Once it’s hot enough, but not overheated cook your chicken cutlets for 2-4 minutes on each side.
    Breaded Chicken Cutlets - Step3 - Cooking Chicken Cutlets
  • Cooking time mainly depends on how thin are the chicken slices. The thicker the cut the more time it’ll talk to cook them. Same principle apply when baking them in the oven.
  • Served immediately with mixed greens salad for a lighter version. With rice, baked or mashed potatoes for a more filling meal.