Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken- Quick Weeknight Dinner

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Feb. 09, 2014

This Crispy Parmesan Crusted Chicken Recipe is one of my favorite dishes to make for a quick and easy weeknight dinner. Chicken cutlets (thin sliced chicken breast) cook so quickly and it can be served with a veggie on the side.


Chicken breast 1 1/4 Pound , thinly cut (aka chicken cutlets)
Salt and pepper To Taste
Rosemary sprig 1 , mince
Grated parmesan cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs) , zested
Eggs 2
Panko bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Olive oil 2 Tablespoon



1. In a breading bowl, beat egg and rosemary. Set aside.


2. On work surface, place chicken breasts and season them with salt and pepper.

3. Coat chicken with cheese, shake off the excess, wash with egg mixture, let the excess drip and then coat with bread crumbs. Repeat for the other chicken pieces.

4. Place a pan on medium high heat, pour oil (just enough to coat the bottom) and cook chicken for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy. Remove and drain on paper towel. Fry chicken in batches.


5. Serve hot and enjoy!


You can also serve with pesto.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 303Calories from Fat 126

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.5%

Saturated Fat 5 g25%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 488 mg20.33%

Total Carbohydrates 9 g3%

Dietary Fiber %


Protein 33 g66%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet