Italian Cheese Crumbed Chicken

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"This crumbed chicken could not be simpler to make or more delicious to eat. Perfectly crisp coated juicy chicken with the flavor of good cheese is all the inspiration you need to make this. Perfect as a light dinner with your favorite side dishes. Simple yet delicious! You can add into the bread crumbs your favorite spices too is you like. I have used Italian seasoning, basil, thyme etc. at different times with great results."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (287.5 g)
  • Calories 446.5
  • Total Fat - 15.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 291.1 mg
  • Sodium - 1061.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 2.2 g
  • Sugars - 2.8 g
  • Protein - 59.1 g
  • Calcium - 373.5 mg
  • Iron - 3.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 28.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Place a large frying pan over medium heat. Put enough oil in the pan to fry the chicken pieces (I use about 1 cup).

Step 2

Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of Saran Wrap, and thin out with a rolling pin or mallet to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

Step 3

In a large shallow container (big enough to dip the chicken in)combine the breadcrumbs with the cheese, salt and paprika. Set aside.

Step 4

Place the beaten eggs in another large container.

Step 5

Coat the chicken, dunking it first into the egg mixture and then into the crumbs, coating the chicken well and patting down the crumbs with your hands.

Step 6

Once the oil is hot, place the chicken in the frying pan and allow to fry for 2 minutes per side, until the crumbs are crispy and the chicken is cooked through but still moist.

Step 7

Serve hot with fresh lemon squeezed over the top.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



This is a great tasting chicken recipe we all really enjoyed!! It is quick and easy to put together so perfect for a busy day. I used Italian seasoned rice bread crumbs which worked perfectly!!

review by:
(7 Jun 2015)


Great chicken. I didn't use as much oil and used Parmesan cheese, otherwise made as directed. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(24 Jan 2015)


Super chicken! Crispy on the outside, very moist inside. Will be making this again.

review by:
(26 Sep 2014)


When you have this chicken you are going to be so happy because it is extra delicious! I added basil and thyme to the coating. Wonderful and so juicy!!

review by:
(22 Jan 2014)


I made this using chicken thighs and they came out crunchy, juicy on the inside and totally delicious with every bite. I had with some potato salad and coleslaw for one yummy eating experience! Thanks for this one Mel! Linda

(4 Oct 2012)


Love-love-love this awesome Italian Cheese Crumbed Chicken, about time I get to a review! Would give it more stars if I could! We have enjoyed this as have our guests - it's a real winner at our house. Make as posted using Parmesan cheese, wouldn't change a thing. Thank you for sharing MelMel!

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(10 Sep 2012)