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How to Make Crispy Chicken Cutlets

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This Crispy Chicken Cutlets Recipe is so easy that it literally just takes minutes to prepare.  And it’s so versatile.  Serve it tonight for dinner and then tomorrow for lunch. If you have any leftovers, slice a cutlet into thin strips and use it to top some mixed greens.  Or put a half of a cutlet on a kaiser roll and make a sandwich.

And if you still have some leftover by tomorrow night, turn the crispy chicken cutlets into Chicken Parmigiana by topping them with a bit of tomato sauce and a slice of mozzarella or provolone and warm in a 350°F oven for about 15 minutes.  Enjoy this easy recipe tonight!

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Easy Crispy Chicken Cutlets

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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Yield: 6
This Crispy Chicken Cutlets Recipe is so easy and literally just takes minutes to throw together.  And it's so versatile.  Serve it as is tonight for dinner and then tomorrow for lunch. If you have any leftovers, slice a cutlet in thin strips and use it to top some mixed greens.  Or put a half of a cutlet on a kaiser roll and make a sandwich.  And if you still have some leftover by tomorrow night, turn the cutlets into Chicken Parmigiana by topping them with a bit of tomato sauce and a slice of mozzarella or provolone and warm in a 350°F oven for about 15 minutes.  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 3 Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless Halved lengthwise to make 6 chicken cutlets
  • 2 teaspoons Salt Divided
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper Divided
  • 2 Large eggs Beaten
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Wondra flour Or other fine milled flour
  • Melted beef tallow, sufficient to fill up the sides of the skillet 1/2 inch Or other fat for frying

Instructions 

  • Place flour in a shallow dish and season with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Place beaten eggs in a second shallow dish.
  • Place bread crumbs in a third shallow dish and season with remaining salt and pepper.
  • Dredge one cutlet in flour on both sides to coat.
  • Then dip floured cutlet in egg, turning over to coat both sides. Allow excess to drip off.
  • Next dredge chicken in bread crumbs, pressing gently so that crumbs adhere to the cutlet.
  • Repeat steps 4-6 until all cutlets are coated in breadcrumbs.
  • Fill a large heavy bottom skillet (cast iron works great) with enough beef tallow or other fat, that once melted, will fill up the sides of the skillet to 1/2 inch.
  • Heat over medium-high heat. Drop some of the bread crumbs in the oil. When they sizzle, the melted fat is hot enough.
  • Working in 2 or 3 batches, depending on the size of the skillet used, add cutlets to skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes on 1 side. Then turn over and cook another 3-4 minutes.
  • Adjust heat if necessary so that the melted fat is sizzling but not smoking. Add additional tallow, if necessary, to maintain the 1/2 inch depth.
  • Cook cutlets until both sides are golden brown and cooked through. When you slice into the cutlet, the chicken should no longer be pink, and the juices should run clear.
  • Transfer cutlets to a paper towel lined plate to absorb extra oil. Blot tops of cutlets with a paper towel as well, if necessary.
  • As you cook the remaining cutlets, transfer the cooked cutlets to a wire rack placed over a baking sheet and place in a 200°F oven to stay crisp.
  • When all the cutlets are cooked, sprinkle with salt, if desired, and serve.

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Notes

Maintain a half inch of fat in your skillet as the chicken cutlets are cooking.
Don’t overcrowd the skillet with too many pieces of chicken but instead cook in batches. The chicken will cook and brown more evenly and it will be easier to move the chicken.
Don’t start cooking until the oil is hot. You can test it by adding a few breadcrumbs and if they sizzle you’re ready to start cooking.
Use panko breadcrumbs instead of regular breadcrumbs for the crispiest chicken.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Americana
Keyword: Chicken, Chicken Cutlets, Crispy Chicken Cutlets, Pan Fried Chicken
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