20+ Chicken Cutlet Recipes (Quick & Easy Ideas)

Chicken cutlets are a versatile and delicious ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. They are quick and easy to cook, and can be flavored in so many ways! Here’s 20+ flavor-packed chicken cutlet recipes to try out for dinner.

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Chicken cutlets are a great way to add variety to your weekly menu, and they are sure to please everyone at the table.

Another bonus?

They cook up super quick!

Here are some tips for cooking chicken cutlets:

  • Pound the chicken cutlets to an even thickness. This will help them cook evenly and prevent them from drying out.
  • Season the chicken cutlets with salt and pepper before cooking. You can also add other herbs and spices to your taste.
  • Cook the chicken cutlets over medium heat until they are cooked through. Be careful not to overcook them, or they will become dry and tough.
  • Serve the chicken cutlets immediately with your favorite sides.

Our Favorite Chicken Cutlet Recipes

Overhead close up of chicken in white wine sauce in skillet.
Chicken in White Wine Sauce is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner. Crispy pan-fried chicken cutlets are nestled in a rich, creamy, and extra garlicky white wine sauce. It’s a 30-minute meal done in one skillet!
Chicken in White Wine Sauce
Chicken piccata in skillet.
This 30-Minute Easy Chicken Piccata makes a quick and easy weeknight dinner, but it’s also elegant enough for a dinner party at home. The lemon, garlic, butter sauce will have you licking your plate!
Chicken Piccata
Overhead close up of pretzel crusted chicken drizzled with cheddar sauce.
Crispy Pretzel Crusted Chicken with Cheddar-Mustard Sauce is an easy delicious dinner that will be on your table in 30 minutes! 
Pretzel Crusted Chicken
Chicken marsala in large skillet with spoon in sauce.
30 Minute Easy Chicken Marsala is perfect for a quick weeknight dinner, but it’s also elegant enough to serve at a dinner party. The Marsala wine, bacon, butter sauce will have you licking your plate!
Chicken Marsala
Crispy baked chicken in shallow white bowl with dollop of sour cream.
If you love Sour Cream & Onion potato chips, you’ll love this Crispy Baked Sour Cream Chicken recipe! Chicken breasts are coated with sour cream, then covered in crushed fried onions. Serve it all up with a lemon-chive sour cream sauce and you are in heaven!
Sour Cream & Onion Chicken
Piece of mushroom chicken in white bowl with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Mushroom Chicken is a simple, yet elegant meal to enjoy for quick dinners or fancy events. Pan-fried chicken and mushrooms are smothered in a rich and creamy garlic sauce and ready to eat in just 30 minutes.
Mushroom Chicken
Classic chicken cutlets get an upgrade with everything bagel seeds and spices like sesame seeds, poppy seeds and more.
Recipe: Cooking with Cocktail Rings
Everything Bagel Chicken Cutlets
This parmesan crusted chicken recipe has juicy chicken nestled in a crispy breading! It’s easy to make for a quick family dinner.
Recipe: Salt and Lavender
Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Skillet browned chicken with cooked spinach in a rich white wine cream sauce feels indulgent and fresh all in one meal.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Chicken Florentine
Homemade Crispy Chicken Katsu Bowls with spicy gingery chicken, steamed rice, all the toppings + our favorite spicy, sweet, creamy mayo sauce!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Crispy Chicken Katsu Bowls
Lemon Pepper Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo: every twirl of pasta melts in your mouth with a hint spiciness with every bite!
Recipe: Half Baked Harvest
Lemon Pepper Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwich is the best meal in minutes! Crispy chicken cutlets with basil pesto mayo and provolone is perfection.
Recipe: The Suburban Soapbox
Italian Chicken Cutlet Sandwiches
This coconut crunch chicken sandwich is piled onto a soft brioche bun with slices of pineapple plus cool, creamy coleslaw and sriracha mayo!
Recipe: The Cozy Apron
Coconut Crunch Chicken Sandwich
Chicken Katsu Ramen – This easy recipe features a rich and savory noodle soup loaded with crispy pan-fried chicken pieces, plus your favorite toppings. Ready to enjoy in less than an hour!
Recipe: A Spicy Perspective
Chicken Katsu Ramen
Chicken Katsu Curry is a hearty curry dish featuring crispy, tender chicken katsu, Japanese curry, and steamed sticky rice. The combination creates a mouthwatering combination of flavors.
Recipe: The Heirloom Pantry
Chicken Katsu Curry
Crunchy on the outside and juicy within, these are hands down the best Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets you’ll ever bite into!
Recipe: Killing Thyme
Air Fryer Chicken Cutlets
Our Caprese chicken checks all the boxes: tender marinated chicken, juicy Roma tomatoes, herby homemade pesto, and melty mozzarella.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Chicken Caprese
Covered in classic marinara and bubbly, creamy fresh mozzarella cheese, our chicken Parmesan recipe is simply the best.
Recipe: The Modern Proper
Chicken Parmesan
Pecan Crusted Chicken is a simple, delicious, and flavorful, quick and easy dinner ready in 40 minutes that can be baked in the oven or air fryer.
Recipe: Ahead of Thyme
Pecan Crusted Chicken Cutlets
Marry Me Chicken is creamy, juicy, and full of flavor! It’s said that this chicken dinner is so good that if you cook it for your partner, he will propose to you!
Recipe: Little Sunny Kitchen
Marry Me Chicken
Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken is an easy sweet and savory 30 minute one-skillet chicken dinner recipe that’s perfect for fall dinners.
Recipe: I Heart Eating
Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken Cutlets

What to Serve with Chicken Cutlets

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20+ Chicken Cutlet Recipes

Chicken cutlets are a versatile and delicious ingredient that can be used in a variety of dishes. They are quick and easy to cook, and can be flavored in so many ways! Whether you are looking for a simple weeknight meal or a more elaborate dish, you'll find a perfect recipe here! Try this 30-Minute Easy Chicken Piccata.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (cut half horizontally and pounded to 1/4 inch thick)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth ( or white wine)
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons capers (drained)
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley


  • Season the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place the flour in a shallow bowl and dredge the chicken in it. Shake off the excess.
  • In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 Tbs. of the olive oil. Place 2 pieces of chicken in the pan and cook, turning once, until browned on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and keep warm under a tent of foil. Warm the remaining 1 Tbs. oil in the pan and repeat to brown the remaining chicken. Place that chicken under your foil tent as well.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and melt 1 Tbs. of the butter in the pan. Add the garlic and cook until golden brown, about 30 seconds. Add the wine, lemon juice and broth, increase the heat to medium-high and cook until the liquid is slightly reduced, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the remaining 2 Tbs. butter, the capers and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle the sauce over chicken and serve immediately.


Storage: Chicken piccata will keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet over moderate heat or in the microwave.
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Calories: 308kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 260mg | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1.2mg

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