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Chicken Cutlets

vandana's picture
This is my mom-in-law’s recipe to a never fail chicken cutlet. This is one of my husband’s favorite and so is one that I make very often. Enjoy this crisp and delicious melt in your mouth cutlet that you would surely love.
  Minced chicken 1⁄2 Kilogram (Chicken Kheema)
  Onions 2 Large, finely chopped
  Green chilies 2 , finely chopped
  Ginger 1 Teaspoon, finely chopped
  Coriander leaves 1 Tablespoon, finely chopped
  Egg 1 (Beat And Use For Coating)
  Breadcrumbs 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Potatoes 2 Medium, mashed (Boiled)
  Turmeric powder 1 Pinch
  Red chilli powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Fennel powder 1 Tablespoon
  Garam masala powder 1 Teaspoon

Cook the minced chicken with salt,turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Do not add any water as the chicken kheema would release a lot of water by itself. Let the water dry up completely.
Take a pan add 1 tbsp of oil. Add the chopped onions, green chillies, curry leaves and coriander leaves. Add the fennel seeds powder and garam masala powder. Saute for 20 seconds and mix with the cooked kheema. Run the mixture in the mixer for half a minute so that your cutlet does not crumble while frying. Add the potatoes and mix well.
Make balls of the desired size. Flatten it to the desired shape. Dip in the egg and then roll over breadcrumbs. Similarly make the remaining cutlets. The given quantity would make 17-20 cutlets.
Deep fry till golden brown.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
40 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
This chicken cutlet recipe is among the first few that I learnt from my mom-in-law (as this is my husband’s favorite). Have been using this recipe for over 10 years now and it has got me a number of compliments each time. I prefer to deep fry the cutlets as they come out real crisp and tasty. You could even shallow fry if desired.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 363 Calories from Fat 118

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20.2%

Saturated Fat 3.5 g17.5%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 160.4 mg53.5%

Sodium 363.1 mg15.1%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 5.6 g22.4%

Sugars 4.8 g

Protein 28 g56.8%

Vitamin A 12.3% Vitamin C 61.6%

Calcium 13.1% Iron 20.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


nehapaul's picture
I always use this chicken cutlet for evening snacks.
vandana's picture
I use it for snacks too but mostly as part of my dinner menu.
Sarita.Bhandarkar's picture
Looks delicious Vandana...You get the minced chicken or we need to mince it at home?
Snigdha's picture
The picture is slightly grainy but I bet it is a delicious snack. Reading through the recipe itself was a mouth-watering experience :) I find it really difficult to find minced chicken and I guess mincing them at home is kind of messy/difficult. Minced turkey and lamb are easy to find and hope they would make good substitutes.
vandana's picture
Snigdha It is really yummy and as I make it very often can definitely vouch for it. I get minced chicken easily so it is simple and fast. The snap I agree is a little grainy will change it the next time I make it.
vandana's picture
Yes sarita i get minced chicken so it is rather simple.
saswatihota's picture
vandana those cutlets look really yum:)
vandana's picture
Thanks saswati. I make it very often. I am sure you will enjoy it. Thank jyotsna
Anonymous's picture
I tried it and it turned out great. My husband really enjoyed it and i think it would be very suitable as a starter in a dinner party or to be served with "drinks". Thank you.
asemomen emmanuel's picture
i like it
Shalini Tandon's picture
how do u cook minced chicken vandana..can u explain.. also breadcrumbs are powdered bread (done in a mixer) we need to toast it before putting it in the mixer ??
brugaj's picture
very very yummy! Good flavour and came out wonderful....made it for my husband's birthday treat....
Chicken Cutlets Recipe