Chicken Cutlets Italian Style...

Monday, March 18, 2013

I'm sharing a recipe that was originally posted awhile ago on the blog.

This is what we had for dinner yesterday.
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 eat more than my Colonel these days.

Chicken Cutlets Italian Style...

Start out with your chicken cutlets that you have cut in half, so they are THINNER.
You need to thin them out even more by pounding them,
yes, you will get out some aggression today in the kitchen.

Chicken cutlets sliced in half, thinned and ready to be POUNDED even thinner...

Place one chicken cutlet at a time on your cutting board,
I always put wax paper down first...

Cover the cutlet with another piece of wax paper and then pound GENTLY...

Beautiful, THIN chicken cutlets.
You want the chicken cutlets THIN.  They cook so much faster this way...

Dredge the chicken cutlets in egg and then in seasoned breadcrumbs.
Some people dredge their chicken cutlets in flour as well,
but I like only using breadcrumbs...

And then fry in a few tablespoons of oil...

Brown both sides.
But DON'T cook all the way through...

I used to cook the cutlets all the way through and they would 
come out tough and sometimes still raw inside.
It was hit or miss until I started baking them in the oven.

Drain the cutlets on a paper towel...

And then place your browned cutlets in a baking dish and bake them in
a 375 degree oven until done, maybe another 10 to 12 minutes...

Makes a PERFECT meal that your family will love!

You can prepare the chicken earlier in the day and then
cook them in the oven right before dinner.

I do this often when I have a busy afternoon of picking up 
Michael from track or football practice or I am teaching piano lessons.

Come back tomorrow to see how to turn these delicious
 chicken cutlets into

Chicken Cutlet Parmesan.  

Enjoy your day!


  1. Beautiful post and yummy chicken! I'm not sure if there's any style of chicken that doesn't make me drool. :) Blessings ~ Melissa

  2. Yup, pinned it. Looks as if it might be something the grands would also enjoy.

  3. That looks good! Chicken is my favorite meat too...thanks for sharing, Lois!


  4. Great idea to finish them in the oven! I love chicken!

  5. that is really crispy dish. Love it.

  6. What a great sounding recipe. I can't wait to get moved and start cooking/baking again!

  7. Guess what - I laid out chicken cutlets for tomorrow! I will use this recipe! Thanks. sandie