16 Incredibly Quick Chicken Cutlet Recipes
When you need dinner fast, chicken cutlets are the ideal ingredient. A cutlet is essentially a chicken breast with the tender removed. It's then sliced horizontally and pounded into thin slivers. The wonderful thing about chicken cutlets is that they cook in a flash, and make busy weeknights so much easier. These simple recipes are ready in about 30 minutes and are tried and tested winners.
Skip the takeout, and make this delicious crispy fried chicken at home. BreeAnn rates it five stars: "I LOVED this recipe," she says. "It was so simple, yet really flavorful. The chicken was super tasty!" Serve with store-bought Tonkatsu sauce, or make Lucy's Quick Tonkatsu. Ready in 20 minutes.
Sandy's Chicken Saltimbocca
Prosciutto, chicken, and white wine — this winning combination makes for the most simple and awesome Italian dinner. "Try this and you'll know why they call it saltimbocca," says SandyG, "which is Italian for 'jump in the mouth.' It's kind of like it jumps right off of your plate. Quick, easy, and so delicious!" Ready in 30 minutes.
This fancy dish is quick enough for weeknights, and the perfect meal to whip together when guests drop by unexpectedly. "An excellent gourmet chicken dish," raves AMELIASATQ. "Quick and simple, too." Ready in 30 minutes.
Quick and Easy Chicken Piquant
This tangy chicken recipe is divine with a glass of white wine. "It's a variation on traditional chicken piquant," says lutzflcat, "which is a spicy Cajun chicken dish. This comes together quickly." Enjoy it served over white rice. Ready in 25 minutes.
Crunchy French Onion Chicken
You're just ingredients away from this crunchy, punchy, fried chicken. "A great, easy recipe for that fried-chicken flavor but it's baked in the oven," says Amanda. "This recipe is great for weeknights!" Ready in 30 minutes.
Sicilian Olive Chicken
"This saucy, one-skillet chicken dish is full of tomatoes, spinach, olives, and capers," says Breana. "Try Kalamata olives in place of the green Sicilians or a combination of both." Ready in 20 minutes.
Spicy Garlic Lime Chicken
Pan-fried chicken with zingy lime, paprika, and cayenne is such a simple recipe, you'll wonder why you haven't tried it before. "My family loved this," raves MOJO1. "I made a gravy out of the sauce — added some chicken broth and thickener — and served the gravy over bow-tie pasta." Ready in 25 minutes.
Tender Italian Baked Chicken
Another family favorite! Mayonnaise is the secret ingredient in these wonderfully moist chicken tenders. "So darn easy to make, and the chicken was so moist and tender, and delicious," says Debbie. "My family loves it." Ready in 30 minutes.
Keto Open-Faced Chicken Cordon Bleu
You won't miss bread crumbs in this low-carb take on Chicken Cordon Bleu. Almond flour makes a worthy substitute. Ready in 30 minutes.
Garlic Wine Chicken
"In a word, excellent. Simply excellent. Reminiscent of Chicken Piccata with its piquant lemon butter sauce," writes naples34102. Ready in 25 minutes.
Chef John's Chicken French
Despite its name, this lemony, buttery dish isn't French. It's an Italian-American recipe that originated in Rochester, New York. Ready in 25 minutes.
"This is five stars once you doctor it up a bit. I used panko crumbs and seasoned them with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion salt. I served mine with both the lemon wedges and some homemade pesto sauce. Really delicious. I will be making this again," says LYNNINMA. Ready in 30 minutes.
Dukkah Chicken Cutlets and Eggs
"Dukkah is an Egyptian condiment made of toasted nuts and seeds. It usually contains roasted hazelnuts or chickpeas as the foundation and is seasoned with coriander and cumin. Add dukkah to chicken and eggs for a hint of crunch and smoky, nutty flavor," Juliana Hale says. Ready in 30 minutes.
Smoked Mozzarella Skillet Chicken
This recipe shows you how to turn boneless chicken breast halves into cutlets: "Place chicken breasts on a work surface and cover with waxed paper. Pound each breast with the smooth side of a meat mallet to an even thickness," recipe creator mrs.g says. Yes, it's that easy! Ready in 25 minutes.
Crispy Baked Chicken with Giardiniera
This quick-and-easy, Italian-inspired, pantry-friendly dinner is ready in about 35 minutes. You'll top breaded chicken cutlets with mild or hot Italian pickled vegetables (giardiniera) and provolone cheese and bake them to golden brown. "Play around with different crouton flavors for variety," says France C.
Crispy Panko Chicken Breasts
This quick-and-easy recipe calls for ingredients you probably have on hand, like garlic powder and an egg. "Delicious chicken! Plenty crispy and the spices were perfect," ONIOND says. Ready in 15 minutes.