Here is our family fried chicken cutlet recipe. So easy, so fast and OH sooooo Delish!
Frying chicken cutlets is a pretty simple task but there is a difference. Here are some of our tips. First you need to purchase good quality thin sliced chicken cutlets from the butcher or a fresh chicken farm if possible. If the chicken is from a supermarket, they are usually thicker. You can slice the pieces thinner yourself. Our friends say 4C breadcrumbs are best. I usually use whatever breadcrumbs are in my pantry ...lol ..but I do recall my family always using 4C. My best friend fries up a clove or two of fresh garlic in the hot oil first & I have adopted this into my prep. I love to season my food, thus the additional seasoning into the mixtures is my lil secret. Make sure to eat one; while hot & crispy - right out of the frying pan!!
You just can't eat one.
1 lb Thin sliced Chicken Cutlets
1 1/4 Cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs (4C Brand Preferably - but not a must)
1 teaspoon Milk
1 tablespoon Grated Cheese (Pecorino Romana or Parmesan)
1/4 teaspoon Dried Oregano*
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder*
1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder*
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Sprinkle Crushed black Pepper*
1-2 Fresh Garlic Cloves*
Olive Oil for Frying
*Added for extra tastiness
Wisk two eggs with grated cheese, milk & black pepper.
2 - Add garlic powder, onion powder and dried oregano to the seasoned breadcrumbs. 1 1/4 cup of bread crumbs is approximate, you may need more.
3 - Dredge the chicken cutlets into the egg mixture first - then through the breadcrumb mixture.
Heat olive oil and fresh garlic cloves in a frying pan. When nice & hot, place each chicken cutlet in frying pan. When golden, turn chicken cutlet over and fry the other side. When the other side is completely golden, remove from frying pan. Usually you will be frying the chicken cutlets for around 8-10 minutes on each side. You should monitor and see - as this depends on your stove top and how thick the chicken cutlet pieces are. I tend to over cook them a bit, as I want to make sure the chicken is thoroughly cooked.