Healthy Crispy Chicken Cutlets

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These Healthy Crispy Chicken Cutlets are both easy and delicious. This family friendly meal will quickly become a weeknight staple in your home. With crispy flavorful breading and tender chicken, you can’t go wrong!

Originally posted: 10/2019; updated 1/2022

I am always looking for easy, yummy meals that my whole family will love. These crispy chicken cutlets are a huge hit in my household and they are super versatile. I love to serve them with a side salad, in a sandwich or even turn them into chicken parmesan! This is a great recipe to have on hand for when you need something on the table in a hurry.

Recipe Tips:

  • Thin Chicken – you want to pound the chicken breast into a thin cutlet. This way you can get a crispy coating while keeping the chicken nice and juicy
  • Breading – you want your breading to be crispy, flavorful and most importantly – you want it to stick! My 3 plate dredging station makes all of this possible – instructions in the recipe card
    • PS my secret ingredient is pork rinds! Use it to make gluten free panko breadcrumb and it works beautifully
  • Cook Time – because you pound the chicken so thin, it only takes 3-5 minutes per side to cook for juicy chicken (165’F internal temp) you don’t want to overcook it

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Healthy Crispy Chicken Cutlets

These Healthy Crispy Chicken Cutlets are both easy and delicious. This family friendly meal will quickly become a weeknight staple in your home.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 469 kcal


Chicken Milanese

  • 4 Chicken Breasts pounded thin
  • 2 cups Ground Pork Rinds*
  • 1 tsp Salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp Dried Parsley
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Tapioca Flour
  • 2 Tbls Avocado Oil


Chicken Milanese

  • Use a meat tenderizer to pound the chicken super thin*
    Then make your breading station with 3 plates
    The tapioca flour with 1/2 tsp of the salt is on the first plate
    The whisked eggs are on the second plate or bowl
    The ground pork rinds mixed with the remaining 1/2 tsp of salt, pepper, dried rosemary, dried oregano and dried parsley is on the last plate
  • Take the chicken and coat with the tapioca flour and shake off
    Then dip in the egg
    And lastly, coat it with the seasoned ground pork rinds (set aside)
  • Heat the avocado oil in a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chicken for 3-5 minutes each side
    Should be cooked through with a nice golden crust (internal temp 165'F)


*if you don’t have a meat tenderizer, you can place the chicken between sheets of parchment and pound it thin with a rolling pin 
*add pork rinds to a food processor and grind to a fine crumb


Calories: 469kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 61gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 281mgSodium: 1148mgPotassium: 890mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 259IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, gluten free, keto, paleo, whole30
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this tonight, but with almond flour because we didn’t have the pork panko. It was so good. Ah-mazing. My husband and I are on day 9 of Whole30, and we were almost laughing it was so good. Thank you!

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