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Old-Fashioned Chicken Cutlets


"Old-fashioned breaded chicken cutlets! This traditional recipe for chicken cutlets is a labor of love, but they are well worth the effort. Great served with mashed potatoes and a veggie; also terrific on focaccia bread with mayo, lettuce, tomato, and onion. However you serve it, it will not disappoint!"
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1 h 24 m servings 731 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 chicken breasts)

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  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F (95 degrees C). Place a large oven-proof plate on the bottom rack.
  2. Dissolve salt and sugar in water in a 1-quart casserole dish. Place chicken in the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Pat chicken dry and place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Let air-dry for 10 minutes.
  4. Place bread in a blender or food processor; blend until crumbly, about 30 seconds. Mix bread crumbs with parsley in a shallow dish.
  5. Place flour in a shallow dish.
  6. Beat eggs with 1 tablespoon olive oil in a separate shallow dish.
  7. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dredge each cutlet in the flour, shaking off any excess; dip in the egg mixture and coat evenly in bread crumbs.
  8. Heat the remaining oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 2 cutlets; cook until golden brown on the outside, no longer pink in the center, and juices run clear, 2 to 3 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Remove warmed plate from the oven; placed cooked cutlets on the plate. Repeat with the remaining chicken.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use an artificial sweetener like Splenda® instead of sugar.
  • Editor's Note:
  • Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of sugar-salt marinade. The actual amount of sugar and salt consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 731 calories; 34.7 g fat; 75.9 g carbohydrates; 28.6 g protein; 158 mg cholesterol; 14583 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This turned out pretty good. I used seasoned breadcrumbs to save myself some time but other than that I made as written. Step 1 is to preheat the oven but it is not necessary to do this first th...