French Veal Chops

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jul. 12, 2023
I've been cooking for just my husband and me for the last 30 years. I come up with new recipes for two all the time. This veal chop recipe works well when you've had a busy day and can't spend much time cooking, but you still want a very special meal. —Betty Biehl, Mertztown, Pennsylvania
French Veal Chops Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 veal chops (1 inch thick)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sprinkle veal chops with salt and pepper. In a skillet over medium heat, brown chops in oil on both sides. Sprinkle onion into a greased shallow baking dish; dot with 1 tablespoon butter. Top with chops; drizzle with broth. Melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter; toss with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over top.
  2. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 160°, 30-35 minutes.

French Veal Chops Tips

What is a good side dish for veal chops?

Since veal is beef, veal goes well with a lot of the same side dishes beef does. The classics are always a great option, such as roasted fingerling potatoes or garlicky green beans. If you're looking for a nice comfort meal, a side of homemade macaroni and cheese is the way to go.

How do you make sure veal is tender?

Veal has much less fat than regular beef does. When cooking veal, that small amount of fat cooks away quickly, which could lead to a tough and dry piece of meat. We suggest short cooking times and introducing a marinade if you’d like, to incorporate moisture and flavor. For larger cuts, use a meat mallet to help tenderize both sides of the meat and loosen the fibers to make your meat more tender.

How else can you cook veal chops?

While this recipe calls for baking the chops, you could easily pan fry this delicious veal chop recipe or even air fry them! Here is our ultimate guide on how to air fry just about anything.

—Ellie Crowley, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 veal chop: 473 calories, 31g fat (13g saturated fat), 145mg cholesterol, 1088mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein.