Crispy Chicken Cutlets with Butter-Chive Pasta


You'll be amazed how crisp these schnitzel-inspired cutlets get with only 6 minutes of cooking.

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Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower, Claire Spollen
Active Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 4 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta

  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • 4 (4-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken thighs

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika

  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 cup whole-wheat panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 cup baby arugula

  • ¾ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves

  • cup torn fresh mint leaves

  • cup halved cherry tomatoes

  • 1 large radish, thinly sliced

  • 4 lemon wedges


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Combine pasta, 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, chives, butter and 3/8 teaspoon salt.

  2. While pasta cooks, place each chicken thigh between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 3/8 teaspoon salt and pepper. Combine flour and paprika in a shallow dish. Place eggs in a shallow dish. Place panko in a shallow dish. Dredge chicken in flour, shaking off excess. Dip in egg; dredge in panko, shaking off excess.

  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Turn chicken over; cook 3 minutes or until done.

  4. While chicken cooks, combine remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil and lemon juice in a medium bowl. Add arugula, parsley, mint, tomatoes, and radish; toss. Serve chicken with salad, pasta and lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

464 Calories
23g Fat
38g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 464
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Protein 28g 56%
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 169mg 56%
Sodium 506mg 22%
Calcium 59mg 5%
Iron 4mg 22%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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