Quick & Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlets

This is a fast and easy dish to prepare and cook using thin dark thigh meat for these chicken cutlets. Though chicken breast can be used, chicken thighs are not as dry if you’re using white meat. 

Quick & Crispy fried chicken is marinated first in a chili sauce, then dipped in the whisked egg, and coated in a seasoned oat-breadcrumb mixture. Finally, it’s fried for a crispy finish.

chicken cutlets

How to Make Chicken Cutlets for Your next Weeknight Dinner 

First, gather the ingredients. 

Lemon juice

Salt and pepper

Chicken thighs: boneless and skinless

Egg: Large one 

Flour: All-purpose flour, and unbleached

Spices: Garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and red chili powder

Bread crumbs: panko is a good option

Crushed oats: If you don’t have the oats on hand, or forgot to buy them, just add more of panko bread crumbs. 

Oil: I like to use extra virgin olive oil in my recipes, but you can use whatever oil you like. For frying, I like to use a light oil.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 lb chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp milk (I used organic 2%)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp  black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp bread crumbs (panko works too)
  • 1 Tbsp crushed oats
  • 2 small pinches salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

chicken cutlets recipe

How to make Fried Chicken Cutlets:

1: In a medium-sized bowl, make the chicken marinade recipe by combining lemon juice, red chili powder, salt, and pepper. Marinate the chicken thighs for 30 minutes.

chicken cutlets recipe

2: In a separate bowl, whisk the egg with milk. Set aside.

chicken cutlets recipe

3: In a shallow bowl, stir the dry ingredients: flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, bread crumbs, crushed oats, and salt. Mix well.

chicken cutlets

4: In a large skillet, heat up oil over medium heat. Oil should be 1/2 an inch of the pan. 

  1. Coat the chicken in the panko mixture. 
  2. Dredge the chicken in egg mixture. 
  3. Coat the chicken once again in the panko mixture. 
  4. Shake off the excess flour and put it into the hot oil.

chicken cutlets recipe

chicken cutlets recipe

5: Fry the chicken until it turns golden brown on one side, then gently flip it over to the other side to get the golden color. (About 3-4 minutes per side). Repeat with the remaining chicken. 

6: Use a paper towel to drain the excess oil off the chicken cutlets.

chicken cutlets

Other Chicken Recipes You May Like: 

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Bacon Wrap

Chicken Wrap Recipe

Equipment I Used:

 

Quick and Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlets

Chicken Cutlets

Course dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine southern
Servings 6
Calories 350 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Spatula

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 lb chicken thighs boneless and skinless
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ Tbsp milk I used organic 2%
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp bread crumbs panko works too
  • 1 Tbsp crushed oats
  • 2 small pinches salt
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl combine 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Add chicken thighs to the mixed ingredients, let it stand 30 minutes.
    Quick and Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlets
  • In a separate bowl whisk 1 large egg with 1 1/2 Tablespoons of milk. Set aside.
    Quick and Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlets
  • In a shallow plate or bowl stir together 1 cup flour, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 Tablespoon bread crumbs, 1 Tablespoon crushed oats, and 2 pinches of salt. Mix well.
    Quick and Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlets
  • In a pan heat up 1/4 cup of oil (more or less depending on your pan size, oil should be 1/2 an inch.)
  • Take a piece of chicken, add to the flour mixture, and coat the chicken.
  • Dip in egg mixture. Then back into the flour mixture.
    Quick and Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlets
  • Shake off excess flour. Put in heated oil.
    Quick and Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlets
  • Repeat with all the chicken pieces.
  • Fry chicken until it turns golden brown, then gently flip it over and fry the other side.
  • Place on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  • * Serve fresh!
    Quick and Crispy Fried Chicken Cutlets

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Cutlets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 350 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 102mg34%
Sodium 410mg18%
Potassium 199mg6%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 242IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword bread crumbs, breaded, chicken, chicken thighs, chili powder, cutlets, dinner, garlic powder, lemon juice, lunch, oats, olive oil, onion powder, panko, paprika, southern, spices
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2 Comments

  1. I love finding new breading for chicken. This looks mouth-watering! Pinned!

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