Chicken Cutlets Recipe
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Chicken Cutlets Recipe

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Cathy Kierstead of Easton, Maine keeps baked chicken moist and juicy with a golden coating of bread crumbs, wheat germ and Parmesan cheese. "If you like a crunchier coating, substitute cornflake crumbs," she suggests.
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 1-1/4 cups dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Parmesan cheese topping
  • 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • Refrigerated butter-flavored spray

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 265 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 68mg cholesterol, 398mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch.


  1. Flatten chicken to 1/2-in. thickness. In a shallow dish, combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan topping, wheat germ, basil and garlic powder. Place the yogurt in another shallow dish. Dip chicken in yogurt, then coat with the crumb mixture.
  2. Place in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Spritz chicken with butter-flavored spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until the juices run clear. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Cutlets in Quick Cooking December 2000, p14

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galinthewoods User ID: 3317961 75094
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"Great way to use plain yogurt. It doesn't make the chicken taste sour at all."

TracyOld User ID: 6413389 28536
Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011

"Very moist and VERY tender! It was made for me but I've asked for the recipe and I will make this at home."

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