Chicken Cutlets

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


4 servings

Updated: Dec. 01, 2023
I love the combination of chicken and cheese in this chicken cutlet recipe. Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and onion powder flavor the golden chicken cutlet, which is coated with seasoned bread crumbs. —Marie Hoyer, Lewistown, Montana


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • Optional: lemon wedges and fresh thyme sprigs


  1. In a shallow bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. In another bowl, combine cheese and buttermilk. Place bread crumbs in a third shallow bowl.
  2. Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness. Coat chicken with flour mixture; dip in buttermilk, then coat with crumbs. In a skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in oil for 5-7 minutes on each side or until no longer pink; drain on paper towel. If desired, serve with lemon wedges and fresh thyme sprigs.

Chicken Cutlet Tips

Can you make a chicken cutlet recipe ahead of time?

Yes. Winning chicken recipes like this one make great lunches as well as easy chicken dinners. Just make sure to store in an airtight container in the fridge and use within 3 to 4 days.

What goes best with chicken cutlets?

A simple spinach salad with a quick chicken dinner is always great, and seasonal vegetables on the side make a dish like this chicken cutlet recipe shine. Add richness with mashed potatoes or keep it fresh with roasted asparagus.

How do you store chicken cutlets?

Most chicken recipes such as this can last three to four days in the refrigerator. Store in an airtight container. When the leftovers are finished, try these other easy chicken breast recipes.

Nutrition Facts

1 cutlet: 428 calories, 18g fat (4g saturated fat), 104mg cholesterol, 628mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 42g protein.