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Breaded Chicken Cutlets With Lemon Butter

Super quick breaded chicken cutlets fried in a lemon butter sauce. These crispy cutlets are made without any egg or flour making them so quick and easy to whip up.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 298kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 1 cup (140g) fine breadcrumbs ,such as panko
  • olive oil for frying
  • 1 knob butter
  • 1 squeeze of lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to season


  • First, you need to bash your chicken breasts out thin or use pre-cut chicken cutlets from the supermarket for ease if they're available.
  • To bash the chicken, place one breast in between two pieces of cling film and beat it with a meat mallet or rolling pin until thin (around 1/4inch thick)
  • Add the breadcrumbs to a large plate and season with a good pinch f salt and pepper. Press each side of the chicken into the breadcrumbs firmly 2-3 times, repeat with all the cutlets.
  • Heat a good glug of olive oil in a large frying pan and when hot add the chicken cutlets. Once crispy and golden on one side turn them over and squeeze over lemon juice then add a knob of butter.
  • Continue to fry the cutlets until crispy and golden on both sides, remove and sit on kitchen paper or a draining rack for a couple seconds. Sprinkle with an extra pinch of salt.
  • Serve hot with salad or your favourite sides.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 498mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 3.1mg