Thin sliced chicken breasts take 15-20 minutes to bake or until the internal temperature is 165°F. We highly recommend using a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature. Once 165°F is reached, remove from the oven immediately to prevent dry chicken.
Your new favorite way to eat chicken will be these oven-baked Crispy Baked Chicken Cutlets. They have such a crispy exterior and juicy interior. Easily prepared and deliciously crispy chicken that the whole family will love!
These oven-baked chicken cutlets are both extremely crispy and crunchy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. Tastes exactly like fried chicken and is prepared with a delicious garlic parmesan coating.
A quick weeknight meal that takes only about 30 minutes to prepare and is healthier than the traditional fried crispy chicken without sacrificing flavor. Serve this simple chicken recipe over pasta, salad, or roasted vegetables and potatoes.
HOW TO MAKE CRISPY BAKED CHICKEN CUTLETS
To make simple baked crispy chicken breasts, simply adhere to these easy steps. They are simple to make and quick to prepare. If you can marinate the chicken in advance, that’s great. However, if you’re in a rush and don’t have much time, don’t worry.
Prepare the chicken: To prepare the cutlets, pound each chicken breast to an even 1/4 inch thickness. Next, rub the chicken with Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and olive oil. We want the chicken to really absorb the flavors of the seasonings.
Marinate: If time allows, marinate it for one hour to overnight. This will give you the most tender and moist chicken! The longer you allow the chicken to marinate, the better it will taste!
Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. This will help the baked chicken from sticking to the pan.
Coat chicken: In a large bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, a pinch of salt and pepper. In a shallow dish, combine the panko, garlic powder, with parmesan and smoked paprika. Dip the chicken cutlets into the egg mixture, then dredge it into the panko mixture, lightly pressing to coat. Place the chicken onto the prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking oil spray
Bake, garnish and serve: Finally, bake the chicken cutlets in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, then flip them and bake for 5-8 minutes more, or until golden and cooked through. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley, and serve immediately with your favorite healthy side dishes!
When using a digital food thermometer to check the internal temperature of the chicken, cook it until it reaches a temperature of 165°F. However, to give you a sense of how long it takes to bake at 350 to 400 F Boneless chicken breasts should be thinly sliced in no more than 15-20 minutes at 400°F. Depending on how thinly the chicken is sliced at 350°F, it might take 25–30 minutes.
Place your chicken on a cooling rack without parchment paper and keep it in the bottom of the warm oven if you only need to keep it warm and crispy for a few hours before serving. Since these oven-baked chicken cutlets aren’t fried, it works. Before placing the chicken on the rack to cool off or keep warm in the oven, drain as much oil as you can from the actual fried chicken.
Before putting crispy chicken in an airtight container and storing it in the refrigerator for 3-5 days, allow it to cool completely on a cooling rack. Try to squeeze out as much oil as you can from fried chicken before letting it cool and putting it in the refrigerator.
Ingredients for Baked Breaded Chicken cutlets
Chicken Breasts: You will need about 4 chicken breasts for this easy chicken cutlet recipe. I always opt for boneless and skinless because it’s just so much easier!
Italian Seasoning: Such a versatile seasoning, this is one that most people already have in their spice cabinet. It yields an aromatic and simple flavor that really helps to make this chicken amazing.
Olive Oil: A great vegetable oil that can be used at high temperatures, high quality olive oil has natural aromatic flavors that are robust and so delicious.
Egg: The egg in this crispy baked chicken recipe helps to hold all of that delicious breading on the chicken cutlets. A quick dip in the egg mixture ensures that you get the maximum breading without being too thick.
Milk: When whisked together with the egg, the milk helps to perfectly coat the raw chicken cutlets so that the perfect ratio of breadcrumbs to chicken sticks on.
Panko Breadcrumbs: The combination of panko, fresh Parmesan cheese and garlic powder makes the ultimate breading for your chicken! It’s light but still packed with flavor for the perfect combination.
Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese: Freshly grating your cheese is always the way to go! Pre-shredded cheese has a harder time melting, and once you grate your own, you’ll never go back! The taste is so much better.
Garlic Powder: The breading is what really sets this oven fried chicken recipe apart, and that’s where the garlic powder comes in. It gets added to the breading mixture to give a rounded out and perfectly seasoned outer coating to the chicken.
Smoked Paprika: Pungent dried paprika is used to season the chicken with classic aromatic flavors. If you do not have smoked paprika, then regular paprika will work.
Sea Salt and Pepper: The seasonings for this crispy chicken cutlet recipe are really so simple, but that’s what makes them so delicious! You can use salt and pepper to taste, but I personally like to use sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
Cooking Spray: I like to use avocado cooking oil spray to keep things light and healthy. However, any neutral oil spray will work here, such as an olive oil spray.
Fresh Chopped Parsley: To add a little bit of color and freshness to our baked chicken, I like to sprinkle some fresh parsley at the end! Of course, if you don’t have any on hand you can omit it with no problem.
Why this Crispy Baked Chicken cutlet recipe is the best
So good: this baked chicken recipe is so crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. If you are a fan of the fried chicken cutlets that most Italian restaurants serve, you will be pleasantly surprised with this healthier (and tastier!) homemade version!
Kid-friendly: just like adults, the kids will love these crispy chicken cutlets! The ingredients are simple, and you can even serve this crispy chicken with your kiddos favorite pasta to make it even more delicious.
Simple and easy: it’s really easy to prep these chicken cutlets and pop in the oven. No frying needed which means no oil popping all over the stove. And because the ingredients are so simple, you might already have all if not most of them on hand already! It’s a win win!
How long does a thin chicken breast take to bake at 350?
Boneless chicken breasts should be thinly sliced in no more than 15-20 minutes at 400°F. Depending on how thinly the chicken is sliced at 350°F, it might take 25–30 minutes.
How long does it take to cook thin chicken breast at 375?
Information on general temperatures and baking times for chicken is provided below: 350 degrees: 30 to 35 minutes 375 degrees: About 30 minutes. 400 degrees: 25 minutes.
What temp do I cook thin chicken breasts?
At 400 degrees Fahrenheit, baking thin chicken breasts takes 15 to 20 minutes. Because it is juicy and moist, some people prefer to bake chicken at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Some people prefer to bake it at 400 degrees Fahrenheit to get crispy skin.
Is it better to bake chicken at 350 or 400?
The range for roasting or baking is 325 to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. A good rule of thumb when roasting a whole chicken is to start the oven at 400 to 425 degrees F, reduce the temperature to 350 after 15 minutes, and cook the chicken until the internal temperature registers between 165 and 175 degrees F.