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two crispy chicken cutlets with a lemon wedge on the side.
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Crispy Chicken Cutlets

These delicious crispy chicken cutlets are thinly sliced and coated with a mixture of breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese for a crispy skillet chicken breast. Serve it plain or add it to your favorite pasta or salad to add texture, flavor, and crunch!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American, Italian American
Servings: 4
Calories: 466kcal


  • 4 thinly sliced chicken breasts pounded if needed
  • 2 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 2 eggs whisked
  • 1 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil, for frying


  • In a large dish, combine the plain breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, and granulated garlic. Whisk 2 eggs and 2 tbsp milk in a separate dish. 
  • Season the chicken generously on both sides with salt and pepper. 
  • Coat the chicken in the all-purpose flour, shaking off any excess. Then dip it into the milk and egg mixture and finally coat it in the bread crumb mixture. 
  • Fry in vegetable oil over medium-high heat for 3 minutes on each side. Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy.


  • Make sure you use an oil that has a high smoke point to pan-fry the chicken. Vegetable oil or canola is best!
  • Chicken cutlets should all roughly be the same size to make sure they cook evenly in the pan. 
  • You may need to cook the chicken in batches depending on the size of your skillet. Add more oil as necessary. Do not overcrowd the pan! 
  • Store-bought breadcrumbs range in flavor so be sure to adjust your seasonings as necessary. Although, I highly recommend plain bread crumbs. 
  • It’s best to cook chicken that has been sitting at room temperature for 10-15 minutes. Taking the chill off will keep it from getting tough.


Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 228mg | Sodium: 515mg | Potassium: 963mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 219IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 3mg