This crispy chicken cutlets recipe is ready in just 30 minutes and sure to deliver a weeknight meal the whole family will love! The chicken cutlets are breaded with seasoned panko breadcrumbs and fried until golden and crunchy for the perfect bite!
6chicken cutlets(or 3 chicken breasts, cut horizontally to produce 6 cutlets)
Pat cutlets dry and set aside. (Note: If they are more than 1/4 inch thick, place the cutlets between two pieces of plastic food wrap and gently pound with a meat mallet or a rolling pin.)
In a shallow dish, mix the flour, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.
In a separate shallow dish, whisk the eggs.
In a third shallow bowl, mix the panko breadcrumbs, 1/2 teaspoon salt and Italian seasoning.
Working with one cutlet at a time, dip it in the flour mixture, ensuring it is coated on both sides. Then dip the floured cutlet into the egg and finally into the panko breadcrumbs. Repeat with all of the other cutlets.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat and then add cutlets, working in batches (I usually cook 2 or 3 at a time but this will depend on the size of your skillet and cutlets. Be careful not to overcrowd the pan or have cutlets overlap to ensure even cooking). Fry them for 3 minutes on each side or until they are fully cooked through. (Note: Check the temperature with a meat thermometer to ensure it is cooked). If the cutlets are browning too quickly, reduce heat for remaining batches.
Note: Nutritional information is an estimate that does not include the oil absorbed during frying.