Italian Baked Fried Lemon Chicken Cutlet

Sunday, February 19, 2017
This is a classic easy to make baked fried lemon chicken. A healthier version from the fried cutlet recipe. This one has all the flavor of fried baked in the oven. A very delicious dish to serve family and guests. A great addition to a healthy weight loss diet.

Healthier Baked chicken with lemon and lemon zest that is fresh and delicious healthier baked not fried

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A Favorite Lemon Zested Baked Chicken

We have made this baked for years. When I was growing up everything was fried in butter and olive oil.

As time went on I learned to adapt some of the favorite recipes to baked. A healthier version to a classic chicken fried lemon cutlet. This one is our favorite and we really don't notice the difference. Hope you like this one as much as we do.

It is an easy recipe with less calories because of half the fat. Eating healthier may not always be what you grew up with but can still be very delicious. This is one. Don't hesitate to let me know what you think.

chicken, lemon, baked, italian


prep time: 15 minscook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 hours and 15 mins


Egg whites beaten
Italian Flavored Bread Crumbs
White wine around 1/2 cup or chicken broth
Fresh Lemon slices
1/4 cup lemon juice
Fresh rosemary, basil, parsley
Olive oil
Canola oil for frying
Boneless chicken breasts sliced thin ( I used 3 sliced around 1/2 inch thick)
Lemon Zest


Shake the chicken in a ziplock bag of seasoned flour. I add granulated garlic, salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne.

Dip each piece of chicken in egg whites then into the flavored bread crumbs.

Place the chicken in a large greased or parchment lined 13 x 9 casserole dish.
Drizzle each piece with olive oil. In a small microwave safe bowl, measure 1/4 cup olive, 2 tablespoons butter, add wine or broth. Heat around 30 seconds in the microwave. Pour around the bottom of the casserole dish. Bake for around 30 minutes at 400 degrees.  Remove from oven. Sprinkle with herbs on the top, lemon zest,  add the fresh lemon slices to the top and serve. 

1 comment

  1. Your baked chicken looks great and reminds me of what my MIL used to make…lemony and moist.


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