Simple Baked Chicken Cutlets

Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Sometimes I love complex recipes with lots of ingredients and steps and sometimes I like a simple recipe I can mix up lots of ways. This simple chicken cutlet recipe is one of those “keep up your sleeve” recipes that you can whip together in less than 30 minutes and personalize hundreds of ways. I have been known to add nuts, coconut, all types of herbs, and Parmesan to change up the base flavors. Meal wise – the options almost never end. Serve it on its own, as chicken Parmesan, as a crunchy component in a salad, with a simple pan sauce or gravy, in sandwiches, sliced in quesadillas, or dipped in any number of delicious condiments.

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Simple Baked Chicken Cutlets

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  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 2 U egg whites, whisked
  • salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cutlet
Amount Per Serving
Calories 207
Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
Saturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 56mg
Sodium 369mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 1g
Protein 29g


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly pound the chicken breast cutlets to a uniform thickness. I like mine of the thin side, but any thickness will work as long as they are similar so they cook evenly.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  4. Mix together the breadcrumbs and parsley. Set out in a shallow dish.
  5. Dip the chicken into the egg, letting excess drip off. Then dredge in the breadcrumbs. Set on a prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken.
  6. Bake for 15-25 minutes until chicken is fully cooked, flipping halfway through.
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Variation 3: Replace 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs with 1/4 cup coconut for a sweet tropical flavor.

Variation 2: Replace 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs with 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, peanuts) for a crunchy, nutty twist.

Variation 3: Replace 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs with 1/4 cup coconut for a sweet tropical flavor.

Variation 4: Replace the parsley with fresh thyme, cilantro, basil, rosemary, or oregano and consider squeezing lemon juice over the chicken before breading.

Variation 5: Replace the eggs with whole grain mustard, honey mustard, barbecue sauce, buffalo sauce, or any other favorite condiment.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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  • J. Plummer's picture

    Average: 4 (1 vote)

    This was so easy and came out great! I didn't have fresh parsley but added a little cayenne pepper instead to give a little kick. Very flexible and simple recipe when you don't have a lot of prep time.
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