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How to Cook Chicken Cutlets Without Frying

How to Cook Chicken Cutlets Without Frying
Two chicken cutlets on a plate with lemon and herb garnish. Photo Credit: Wiktory/iStock/Getty Images

Chicken cutlets are often breaded, fried and served with heavy mashed potatoes; delicious but hardly healthy. Breaded chicken cutlets also can be enjoyed without frying, keeping the dish low in fat and healthy. Bread the chicken cutlets with a variety of spices to give them extra flavor. Bake the breaded chicken cutlets in the oven and serve with rice pilaf or couscous and a side of vegetables.

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Step 1

Rinse the chicken cutlets under cool, running water, then pat them dry with paper towels.

Step 2

Pour 1/2 cup skim milk per chicken cutlet into a large bowl.

Step 3

Season the milk with 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon fresh, ground black pepper and 1/8 teaspoon sea salt per 1/2 cup milk.

Step 4

Put the chicken cutlets in the seasoned milk to soak. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for one to eight hours.

Step 5

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 6

Pour 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs, crushed corn or rice cereal, or crushed dried onions per chicken cutlet in a shallow dish.

Step 7

Season the breading with a prepackaged seasoning of choice or herbs and spices.

Step 8

Transfer the chicken from the milk to the dish of breading. Cover both sides of the chicken with the breading.

Step 9

Coat the bottom of a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 10

Place the breaded chicken cutlets on the baking sheet with about 1-inch of space between them so they cook evenly.

Step 11

Bake the chicken in the oven for 30 minutes.

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