Margaret Ann Fanelli Colenzo's Lemon Chicken Cutlets

Lemon Sauce

2 fresh lemons juiced and seeded
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil first cold pressed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of minced garlic or garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano and 1/2 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley

Mix together and set aside till the end.

Chicken preparation:
4 boneless chicken breasts sliced 1/4 inch thin
1 cup Italian flavored bread crumbs add 1/4 crumb grating cheese. Put in a flat plate
1 egg beaten mixed with 1/2 cup water put in a bowl.

In a plastic bag add:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder,dried oregano, parsley,and basil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, pepper and cayenne pepper.

Shake chicken in flour mixture.
Dip each piece in egg then breadcrumbs.
Fry each piece in olive oil with a mixture of 2 tablespoons butter in pan, brown on both side, put into baking dish, keep warm in oven still serving on 200 degrees.
Pour Sauce over chicken and serve.


  1. Oh lemon chicken cutlets. Yum! My Mom used to make stuff like this, Claudia. I loved it so much when I was little...
    Looks delicious!

  2. I was just thinking about frying some chicken cutlets with buttermilk sawmill gravy - this sounds much better and healthier, with out the gravy anyway....

  3. This looks like such an easy, classic recipe that is just bursting with flavor. Love it!

  4. What a delicious recipe very familiar here with lemon, garlic and olive oil --- ummm a yummy classic :)



  5. Lovely heartfelt post. I am a big fan of lemon chicken and the cutlets look great.


  6. I love lemon chicken! Yours looks particularly good. :)

  7. I just happened upon your blog. Love all your great recipes.

  8. This makes me HUNGRY! It looks so flavourful and irresistible!

  9. Oh yummy another great chicken recipe to try, thanks Claudia! I was trying to keep away from the eggs but am starting to move back toward using them. Breading just isn't the same without them you know.

  10. I do these dipped in milk (not egg) at least once a week in the winter. It is a family favorite - yours look utterly scrumptious. They wouldn't last five minutes here.

  11. I'm thinking this could become a new favorite of mine. Loving the lemon sauce.

  12. Your chicken cutlets look delicious! My Mom makes these a lot too - they are one of her favorites.

  13. I am always looking for new ways to dress up chicken. Thanks for sharing it looks great!

  14. Thanks for sharing you mom's recipe! Family recipes are always the best!

  15. mother's recipe:always delicious!for ever...

  16. Chicken cutlets are great to serve during picnics and potlucks. This recipe with lemon sauce is an amazing variation of the traditional one. The sauce gives a unique flavoring to the chicken's goodness. Everyone will surely enjoy this delicious meal.


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