Chicken Parmesan Cutlets

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4 servings

If your kids are chicken finger fanatics, substitute a pound of boneless chicken breasts, sliced into strips.


  • 1/3 cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herb seasoning , or dried basil, thyme or oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 4 chicken breast cutlets , (or 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved horizontally and pounded flat)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • lemon wedges , (optional)


  • In a shallow dish, stir bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese, dried herbs and salt to mix. In a separate shallow dish, whisk the egg together with the water.
  • Dip 1 cutlet in the egg mixture. Shake off excess, then dip in bread crumb mixture, pressing to coat well. Set aside on a tray. Repeat with the remaining cutlets.
  • Heat oil in a large frying pan, preferably non-stick, over medium heat. Once hot, add the prepared cutlets, cooking until golden, about 4 minutes a side.
  • Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing overtop, or store-bought tzatziki for dipping.
  • Makes 4 servings.
  • In a serving: 217 calories, 29.5 g protein, 7.7 g fat, 5.7 g carbohydrates, 38 mg magnesium, 70 mg calcium, 1.1 mg iron, 1.3 mg zinc