Oven-Baked Chicken Cutlets

Crispy Oven-Baked Chicken Cutlets

oven-baked chicken cutlet

This is my new favorite way to eat chicken cutlets… I grew up eating Chicken cutlets and they were always fried in lots of oil. There is nothing wrong with that but I wanted to make it a little healthier. This was the first time I tried oven-baking my chicken cutlets instead of frying and it was perfect!

You can serve this as just the chicken cutlet, or pour a little bit of tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese on top to make individual chicken parmesan. Everybody has endless amounts of chicken cutlets in there freezer because they are relatively cheap. I was trying to find a different way of making one of my favorites. Just be careful since the chicken is Oven-Baked it may loose its crispiness.

I put fresh chopped parsley in the dry breadcrumbs to add a little extra flavor and taste. You need to make sure the parsley is evenly chopped small so you don’t have huge chunks. These are really easy to make and a great option if you always fry your chicken cutlets!

What you need:

  • 1 pound of thinly sliced chicken cutlets
  • 3/4 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 ย cup of parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup of fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 egg beaten dash of milk
  • olive oil

What to do:ย 

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, basil and parsley in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl beat the egg and dash of milk. Set aside
  2. Salt and pepper the chicken cutlets and dip one chicken cutlet into the egg mixture (Shaking off excess egg) and then into the breadcrumb mixture until evenly coated. Place on a baking tray lightly coated with olive oil. Repeat until all the chicken cutlets are on the tray.
  3. Lightly sprinkle olive oil over the top of the chicken cutlets to help get a brown crust when baking.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes one side then flip the chicken and bake for another 10 minutes. Total time about 20-25 minutes. May be done sooner if chicken is thin, so make sure you check.
    oven baked chicken cutlet
  5. Enjoy your oven-baked chicken cutlets with a little bit of rice pilaf and green beans!

Hope you enjoy!
-Hunter

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5 thoughts on “Oven-Baked Chicken Cutlets

  1. Julie Yates February 19, 2015 / 10:34 AM

    When my daughter studied for a year in Argentina, she loved their milaneses! A huge portion of the Argentine population hails from Italy. The steak ones were great, but she loved the chicken ones also – I sampled them when I went to visit her there and this recipe looks just like the chicken milanese – she loved to eat it with mustard ๐Ÿ™‚ Next time she’s home, I will have to try this – thanks for sharing it!

    • RebeccaHunter February 21, 2015 / 11:40 AM

      Thanks for the comment. I love milanese as well, so yummy! I could see a good mustard going really well with this, I will have to try it!

  2. Deborah Bauchner February 19, 2015 / 11:04 AM

    Nice proud of u

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  3. memarose3 February 19, 2015 / 10:44 PM

    These look beautiful. Great idea for a mid-week meal. Thanks for the share.

    • RebeccaHunter February 20, 2015 / 11:05 AM

      Thanks! Glad you liked it (:

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