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Chicken Breast Recipe

Not fried, but still with a great crunch and flavor, these breaded and grilled chicken breasts are a healthy alternative to nuggets and chicken strips.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 4


  • 4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil


  • Light the grill and heat to medium heat.
  • Place the chicken breasts on a cutting board and cover with a sheet of wax paper or plastic wrap (or put them in a resealable bag).
  • Using a flat, blunt object like a pan or meat tenderizer, take out your frustrations on the chicken breast and pound them down to about 1/2 inch thick. To me, the thinner the better. By the way, my son loves to help with this part, so get the kids involved with dinner!
  • Pour the enough breadcrumbs into a shallow bowl to cover the bottom.
  • Coat each chicken breast with Olive oil and then press into the bowl of breadcrumbs.
  • Thoroughly cover the chicken breasts with the breadcrumbs, pushing the chicken down into the bowl to ensure the crumbs stick to the chicken.
  • Place the chicken cutlets on the grill and grill with the lid closed for about 5 minutes over medium heat.
  • Check the chicken.  The breasts are pounded thin, so you should be able to see the chicken turning opaque on the edges as the chicken cooks through.  If they look to be cooked on the first side and the breadcrumbs are golden brown, you are ready to flip them.  If not, crank up the heat to medium-high, close the lid and give them a few more minutes.
  • Flip the breasts over, close the lid and grill for another 4 - 5 minutes on the second side.
  • The chicken cutlets are done when the meat is firm and the breadcrumbs are golden brown on both sides.  To check the doneness of the cutlets, pick them up with tongs and they shouldn't bend under their own weight like they did when they were raw.
  • Remove from the grill, serve and enjoy!