Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Cutlets

By Rena |

These Crispy Baked Chicken Cutlets are oven-baked and will be your new favorite way to eat chicken. They are so crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Easy to make and perfectly baked crispy chicken that the whole family can enjoy.

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These crispy OVEN baked chicken cutlets are so tender and juicy on the inside and super crispy and crunchy at the same time. Made with a delicious garlic parmesan coating and tastes just like fried chicken. An easy weeknight meal that’s ready in just about 30 minutes and a healthier alternative to the classic fried crispy chicken without missing out on flavor. Serve this easy chicken recipe with roasted veggies or potatoes, over salad, or pasta.

HOW TO MAKE CRISPY BAKED CHICKEN CUTLETS

Follow these simple steps on how to make simple baked crispy chicken breasts. They are easy to make and can be ready in no time. If you can marinate the chicken ahead of time then great, if in a hurry and don’t have much time on your hands don’t fret.

  • Prepare the chicken: To prepare the cutlets, pound each chicken breast to an even 1/4inch thickness. Next, rub the chicken with Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and olive oil.
  • Marinate: If time allows, marinate it for 1h to overnight. This will give you the most tender and moist chicken.

crispy baked chicken cutlet

  • Preheat Oven:  Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Coat chicken: In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, a pinch of salt and pepper. In a shallow dish, combine the panko, garlic powder, with parmesan and smoked paprika.
    Dip the chicken cutlets into the egg mixture, then dredge it into the panko mixture, lightly pressing to coat.

Crispy chicken cutlet

  • Set up coated chicken: Place the chicken onto the prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking oil spray
  • Bake: Finally, bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then flip the chicken cutlets and bake for 5-8
    minutes more, or until golden and cooked through.
  • Garnish and serve: Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, and serve immediately.

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How long to bake thin chicken breast

An easy way to know for sure chicken is done is to cook until it reaches an internal temperature of 165F when you check with a digital food thermometer. But to give you an idea of how long it takes when you bake at 350-400F. At 400F thinly sliced boneless chicken breasts should take no longer than 15-20 minutes.  At 350F it may need 25-30 minutes depending on how thin the chicken is sliced.

How to keep chicken crispy

If you are trying to keep your chicken warm and crispy just for a few hours until ready to serve, simply place then on a cooling rack without parchment paper and keep in the bottom of the warm oven.  This works for this oven-baked chicken cutlets since they aren’t fried. For actually fried chicken, drain as much oil as you can from the chicken before you place on the rack to cool off or keep warm in the oven.

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How to store Crispy baked chicken

Allow crispy chicken to cool off completely on a cooling rack before placing it in an airtight container and storing it in the fridge for 3-5 days. If the chicken is fried and oil, try to drain as much oil from it as you can before cooling it off and storing it in the fridge.

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What to serve with crispy oven-baked chicken

Cripsy chicken can be served alongside some roasted veggies to keep it as healthy as possible. They will taste great with some roasted potatoes, over some salad, or over creamy or tomato-based pasta.

Here area few side options for these easy crispy baked chicken

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crispy baked chicken cutlet recipe

Crispy Baked Chicken Cutlets

Thinly sliced chicken cutlets, baked to perfection with a garlic parmesan panko coating.
3.71 from 48 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 327kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lbs Chicken Breasts (about 4) skinless, boneless
  • 1 Tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 2 Tbsp Milk
  • ¾ Cup Panko
  • ¼ Cup Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • Avocado cooking oil spray
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Parsley

Instructions

  • To prepare the cutlets, pound each chicken breast to an even 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Next, rub the chicken with Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and olive oil. If time allows, marinate it for 1h to overnight. This will give you the most tender and moist chicken.
  • Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • In a shallow dish, combine the garlic powder, panko with parmesan and smoked paprika. Dip the chicken cutlets into the egg mixture, then dredge it into the panko mixture, lightly pressing to coat
  • Place the chicken onto the prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking oil spray. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, then flip the chicken cutlets and bake for 5-8
    minutes more, or until golden and cooked through.
  • Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Depending on how thin you slice each chicken breast will determine how many strips per serving. 
  • Each serving will be one full chicken breast. Which should be sliced to 2-3 pieces.

Nutrition

Calories: 327kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 400mg | Potassium: 701mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 512IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Elizabeth Badolato says

    Can I bread the chicken in the morning, store in fridge for the day and then cook in evening? Would the chicken still come out crispy? Or is it best to bread chicken right before baking?

    • Al says

      This sounds excellent!!! Friends in for dinner Saturday….going to try…will let you know how it is received.

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