Baked Chicken Cutlets

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5 from 3 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

These tender and juicy Baked Chicken Cutlets are ready in less than 25 minutes and uses minimal ingredients. Perfect meal to make on busy nights!

Baked Chicken Cutlets

This recipe for perfectly baked chicken is so versatile, you can serve with so many dishes such as mac’n’cheese, rice, roasted vegetables, etc. Or you could even use this recipe to add to sandwiches, salads, or wraps!

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What We Love About This Thin Chicken Breast in Oven Recipe

  • 25 Minute Meal: Make this Baked Chicken Cutlets recipe in under 25 minutes.
  • Easy Ingredients: All you will need is 6 simple ingredients.
  • Adaptable: This simple baked chicken recipe pair well with so many side dish, vegetables, and sauce!
Top shot of the chicken breast.

Ingredient Notes for Perfectly Baked Chicken

  • Chicken Breasts
  • Olive Oil: A good quality cooking olive oil. Do not use a cooking spray.
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Italian Seasoning: A blend of parsley, rosemary and your favorite seasonings.
The meat before baking.

Equipment Needed

  • 9×13 inch Casserole Dish or Baking Sheet
  • Meat Thermometer
  • Tongs
  • Small Bowl

How to Make Baked Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts

These are the basic steps for making Baked Chicken Cutlets. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: PREPPING

Start by preheating the oven to 450 degrees f. In a casserole dish, prepare the chicken, drizzle with olive oil and seasoning with paprika, garlic, onion, Italian seasoning, kosher salt, and black pepper. Dredge until all the chicken breasts are evenly coated.

STEP 2: COOK THE CHICKEN

Cook chicken in the pan in the oven for 20 minutes. To ensure that the chicken is fully cooked, use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature is above 165 degrees f. Serve immediately with your favorite side dish and/or veggies.

Prep and Storage Tips for Baked Chicken Cutlets

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This baked chicken cutlets recipe is great to make at the beginning of the week for meal prep to add to salads, sandwiches, wraps, etc. Just prepare chicken as normal and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store leftover chicken in an airtight container or plastic bag in the fridge for 3-4 days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Store baked chicken in a freezer bag or wrapped well in plastic wrap and aluminum foil for up to 4 months, allow to thaw completely before reheating.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

To reheat chicken you can bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions about Baked Chicken Cutlets

CAN YOU COOK BAKED CHICKEN BREASTS AT 350 DEGREES?

For this recipe, you will need to bake chicken at 450 degrees, as 350 degrees will take much longer to cook the chicken.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE BBQ SEASONING IN PLACE OF ITALIAN SEASONING?

You can absolutely use a dry BBQ seasoning in place of the Italian herb seasoning blend.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just increase or decrease ingredients proportionally.

CAN YOU BAKE FROZEN CHICKEN BREAST?

Cooking chicken from frozen in oven is okay to do, The baked chicken time and temp will differ. The chicken breast bake time should be longer at a lower temperature.

Side view of the Baked Chicken Cutlets.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two casserole dishes before baking.
  • Serve with Your Favorite Sauce: This perfectly baked chicken has a simple and versatile flavor, perfect to pair with your favorite sauce whether its BBQ, buffalo, or teriyaki.
  • Keep Chicken Moist: To keep baked chicken super moist and juicy when reheating, the key is to add chicken broth, just pour a bit in the bottom of the casserole dish when reheating.
  • Parmesan Crusted Chicken: To make parmesan crushed chicken, combine parmesan cheese and panko breadcrumbs, mix until combined and add mixture to the tops of the chicken before baking. Top with a little mozzarella cheese.
  • Breaded Chicken Cutlet: For baked breaded chicken cutlets, coat each slice in egg mixture, all purpose flour and bread crumbs. You can also use this chicken milanese recipe.
  • Make Spicy: To make baked chicken cutlets slightly spicer, add crushed red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper.

What to Serve with Baked Thin Chicken Breast

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Baked Chicken Cutlets
5 from 3 votes

Baked Chicken Cutlets

Yield: 5 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
These moist and juicy Baked Chicken Cutlets are ready in less than 25 minutes and uses minimal ingredients.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Place chicken breasts in a 9″ x 13″ casserole dish and drizzle the olive oil over top. Flip the chicken around and rub the olive oil all over.
  • Season the chicken with the paprika, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until an inserted meat thermometer reads 165F.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: This is a great recipe for a crowd. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately and split it into two casserole dishes before baking.
  • Serve with Your Favorite Sauce: This perfectly baked chicken has a simple and versatile flavor, perfect to pair with your favorite sauce whether its BBQ, buffalo, or teriyaki.
  • Keep Chicken Moist: To keep baked chicken super moist and juicy when reheating, the key is to add chicken broth, just pour a bit in the bottom of the casserole dish when reheating.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 272IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: dinner, Lunch, Main Dish, Supper
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked chicken, chicken breast

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