Servings: 6-8

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound chicken breast (about 4-6 pieces)
  • 6-8 whole lemons
  • 1-2 tablespoon(s) ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • half teaspoon nutmeg (or Garam Masala) optional
  • 1 cups bread crumbs
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds (optional)
  • ½ cup olive or canola oil

Step 1

Slice each chicken breast in the center. With a heavy rubber mallet gently tap meat on each side without tearing or breaking it. Now place all the flattened chicken pieces aside.

Step 2

In a bowl, squeeze lemons and save the cut up lemons.

Step 3

Add and mix all dry spices in the lemon juice.

Step 4

Now take one cut up lemon at a time and gently dip it in lemon juice, and rub that on each side of the chicken piece.

Step 5

Warm the oil in a skillet on medium heat.

Step 6

Beat the eggs in a bowl and dip the chicken breasts in it.

Step 7

Then coat each chicken breast with breadcrumbs on both sides.

Step 8

Fry each side evenly to a nice brown.

Step 9

Garnish the chicken cutlets with sesame seeds.

Chef's Note:

You can serve these with soy as well as a sweet and sour sauce. The recipe can be easily prepared with sprayed oil and it will turn out just as tasty as deep fried cutlets. Alternatively, it can be baked at 350 - 375 degrees for 40-50 minutes. Don't wrap it with foil to ensure that it is crispy. You can bake it further if you want it crisper.