Parmesan Chicken Cutlets
(Serves 6-8 at least)
- 4 large skinless, boneless chicken breast
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 large eggs
- splash water or milk
- 1+ cup seasoned, dry bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
- vegetable oil
Cut each chicken breast (crosswise) into 1 1/4-inch slices. (You should get about 5 from an average size chicken breast)
Place chicken into a plastic zip bag, and using a meat mallet, pound the chicken to 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick, being careful not to tear it. Repeat will all of the chicken.
Gather three shallow bowls and a plate or pan. Add flour, salt and pepper to the first bowl. Add the eggs and water to the second bowl and beat with fork. To the third bowl, add the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
Dredge each chicken cutlet in the flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg mixture and finally into the breadcrumbs, pressing to completely coat. Place onto plate or pan.
Heat a non-stick skillet to medium and add about 1 Tbs. oil. Using tongs, gently place cutlets in pan leaving space around each. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, depending on thickness. Flip and continue cooking on the other side until nicely browned and cooked through. Remove to a cooling rack. Cook remaining cutlets adding more oil as needed. Wipe pan between batches if needed.
If you want to top with salad greens as Ina did, wash and spin dry your greens. Toss with your favorite vinaigrette or prepare Ina’s Lemon Vinaigrette by whisking together the following:
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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Thank you for a trip down memory lane. I remember trying to eat my ice cream very slowly. I love this lighter version of a classic favourite. Thanks Lorraine.
That's a lively childhood story. Recipe looks pretty good too!
Linda P says
What a wonderful recipe. Messy is always good in my book, regarding cooking and flavoring. It's so worth it. Love the idea of salad greens on top.
I saw your blog listed on someone's sidebar, and because your blog title reminds me of one of my favorite quotes, I just had to stop by.
"Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayer and worn with thanks." (Thomas Goodwin)
I love the story of going to the pharmacy when you were a kid. I have memories like those too. Good times!
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Debbie Huffaker says
You're an amazing cook. Those look delicious. Hope you're feeling better.
Just a little something from Judy says
Once again, you provided a recipe for me, that I know my husband would like. We have not had chicken cutlets for years, and we never had any that looked as good as yours do on this post! Thanks so much! I liked the popsicle treat memory too. What fun to treasure memories like those in your heart.
Oh- That sounds so good! When I sat down to the computer tonight I thought about you!!! I thought you hadn't posted in a while and I was going to look you up!
I love this recipe. My Dad used to go down to the cattle auction on Mondays and he would bring me home a cutlet wrapped in wax paper for a treat. I am going to try this recipe! xo Diana
Wonderful and comforting meal. Blessings, Catherine
I love chicken no matter how it's cooked and I could happily eat it every day but Wade is a beef eater…lol
I remember all those mom and pop kind of stores back when I was a kid. It was always fun to go in. My favorite was a little corner store that had a big penny candy case.
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books says
I enjoyed reading your memories from when you were young! I love frozen treats too, your story brought back such wonderful recipes! =)
Love your Chicken recipe! =)
I love chicken cutlets. Haven't had them in a long time. Think I should try this recipe.
Debby Ray says
Lorraine, you had me at "melmac"! I not only remember it from my growing up years, but I we even received a set of it as a wedding gift. My son still has the plates that were his grandma's and I have ONE cereal bowl left from our wedding set! Brings back such memories! And those chicken cutlets…well, they look amazing!
These look yummy!!!!!!
I grew up on Melmac too! And the chicken is something I will sometimes order in an Italian restaurant. I have a recipe we love that roasts the chicken with breadcrumbs and some mayo. Pretty good and no frying (but mayo!!) 🙁
Debbie Petras says
Ina Garten is my favorite food network star! Years ago she had a shop in East Hampton and I was fortunate to go there and get a signed copy of her first cookbook.
Blessings and love,
FlowerLady Lorraine says
Chicken cutlets are delicious and this recipe looks good and easy. I don't deep fry anything anymore.
Oh my goodness, we had a set of Melmac dishes when we got married. A turquoise and green pattern. 🙂
Enjoy the rest of your week ~ FlowerLady