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Extra Crispy Chicken Cutlet Recipe (Easy & Delicious)

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Looking for an easy and delicious chicken dish? This extra crispy chicken cutlet recipe is perfect for you! With only a few simple ingredients, you can have a tasty and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love.

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What You Need to Make Extra Crispy Chicken Cutlets

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How Do You Keep Cutlets Crispy?

Using a mixture of cornstarch and flour helps the chicken cutlets fry crunchier than all-purpose flour alone.

Once you dip the chicken cutlets in the egg mixture, it is also important to coat the chicken with the breadcrumb mixture generously for the ultimate extra crunchy chicken cutlets.

How to Make Extra Crispy Chicken Cutlet

  1. If the chicken breasts are thick, cut them thinly with a sharp knife and use a meat mallet to pound it.
  2. Prepare 3 shallow bowls. In the first bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour and cornstarch. In the second bowl, beat the eggs. In the third bowl, mix together the parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder (if using) and paprika (if using).
  3. Season the chicken cutlets with extra salt and pepper, then dip it in the flour bowl until well coated.
  4. Dip the chicken in the beaten eggs bowl until well coated, then finish it by dipping the chicken in the seasoned breadcrumbs bowl until completely covered on both sides.
  5. Repeat with the remaining chicken cutlets.
  6. In a large pan, add enough oil to cover the chicken halfway and heat on medium-high heat. Once hot, drop in the chicken cutlet, making sure to place them in a single layer. If your pan is not too big, you may have to fry it in multiple batches. Fry for approximately 3 minutes, or until chicken cutlet is golden brown on both sides.
  7. Use tongs or skimmer to transfer the cooked cutlets to a plate lined with paper towels (to remove the excess oil). That’s it! I love serving these extra crispy chicken cutlets with a homemade Sambal Aioli (Hot Chili Aioli) Dipping Sauce or 10-minute Sambal Oelek Red Chili Paste. ENJOY!

How Do You Know When a Chicken Cutlet is Done Frying?

Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken cutlets. When the chicken cutlets have reached an internal temperature of 165 °F and the chicken coating is golden brown and crispy, they’re done!

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Chicken Cutlet Same as Breast?

Chicken breast refers to the whole breast, while chicken cutlet refers to thinly sliced chicken breast.

What Cut is Chicken Cutlets?

Chicken cutlets are chicken breasts that are thinly sliced.

How To Store Leftover Cutlets

Once the cutlets are breaded, you can freeze them for up to 3 months.

To freeze them, place the breaded chicken cutlets on a large baking sheet for at least 1 hour. Then place them in resealable freezer bags or an airtight container. When ready to cook, just thaw in the refrigerator and fry as instructed.

Can You Fry Chicken Cutlets in Vegetable Oil?

Yes! This crispy chicken cutlets recipe works best with vegetable oil, canola oil, or avocado oil.

Can You Fry Chicken Cutlets in Olive Oil?

I would not recommend frying chicken cutlets with olive oil or butter as they both have lower smoke points.

Complete Meal Ideas Using This Chicken Cutlet Recipe

These crispy chicken cutlets are similar to chicken milanese and will pair well with marinara sauce on top of your favorite pasta.

A great side dish for chicken cutlets is fresh green salads!

If you’re looking for something nontraditional, you can even cut up the cooked chicken cutlets and add them to a stir fry recipe for a crunchy protein option!

The best part of this chicken cutlet recipe is that it’s so versatile. Eat is as main course, or as a snack!

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Bread Crumb Coated Fried Chicken Breast On A White Dish

Extra Crispy Chicken Cutlet

Looking for an easy and delicious chicken dish? This extra crispy chicken cutlet recipe is perfect for you! With only a few simple ingredients, you can have a tasty meal that the whole family will love.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 459 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • If the chicken breasts are thick, cut them thinly with a sharp knife and use a meat mallet to pound it.
  • Prepare 3 shallow bowls: one bowl for the all-purpose flour and cornstarch, one bowl for the beaten eggs, and one bowl containing a mixture of parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika (if using).
  • Season the chicken cutlets with extra salt and pepper, then dip it in the flour bowl until well coated.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg bowl until well coated, then finish it by dipping the chicken in the seasoned breadcrumbs bowl until completely covered on both sides.
  • Repeat with the remaining chicken cutlets.
  • In a large pan, add enough oil to cover the chicken halfway and heat on medium-high heat. Once hot, drop in the chicken cutlet, making sure to place them in a single layer. If your pan is not too big, you may have to fry it in multiple batches. Fry for approximately 3 minutes, or until chicken cutlet is golden brown on both sides.
  • Use tongs or skimmer to transfer the cutlets to a plate lined with paper towels (to remove the excess oil). That's it! I love serving these extra crispy chicken cutlets with a homemade Sambal Aioli (Hot Chili Aioli) Dipping Sauce or 10-minute Sambal Oelek Red Chili Paste. ENJOY!
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