Tastes Like Chicken

by | Oct 5, 2008

The is the third day in a row for me at work where I haven’t left before 9:00 pm, so I’m beateded and heading to bed, but before I go, here’s a little sumthin’ sumthin’ for you:

Today’s recipe from Real Simple Magazine:

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Cutlets

You can substitute chicken breasts for the more expensive chicken cutlets (tenders) as long as you flatten them to an even thinness. Place them in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and roll or pound them using a rolling pin, a meat pounder, a heavy skillet, or even a wine bottle.

2 large eggs
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard (optional)
2 1/4 cups finely grated Parmesan
1 cup dried bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 to 1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 head Boston or butter lettuce
1 lemon, cut into wedges

In a shallow bowl, whisk together the eggs and mustard (if using). In a separate bowl, combine 2 cups of the Parmesan, the bread crumbs, salt, and pepper.

Rinse the chicken and pat it dry with paper towels. Dip one of the cutlets into the egg mixture, allowing any excess to drip off, then coat it in the bread-crumb mixture. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining chicken, batter, and bread-crumb mixture.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the cutlets. Cook, turning once, until browned and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate. Carefully wipe out the skillet, add 2 more tablespoons of the oil, and repeat with the remaining cutlets.

Divide the cutlets and lettuce leaves among individual plates. Drizzle the lettuce with the remaining oil and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan. Serve the lemon wedges on the side.

Makes 4 servings.



I’m Dina R. D’Alessandro, MS, RDN, CDN. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist based in New York City, and I provide nutrition counseling to women.

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