Uncle Bill's Chicken Cutlets Melanaise

READY IN: 18mins




  • Rinse chicken breast under cold water and then pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place the chicken breasts in a plastic zip-lok that has been sprayed with a vegetable oil. This helps the the chicken slide while pounding. Using the bottom of a small frying pan, a meat hammer or a rolling pin; pound the chicken breasts carefully until they are about 1/4 inch in thickness.
  • In a shallow dish, add flour, seasoning salt and pepper, mix well.
  • In another shallow dish, add bread crumbs, Padano cheese and grated nutmeg; mix well.
  • In a mixing bowl, add eggs and water and whisk until fluffy.
  • Dip each cutlet in the egg mixture.
  • Then dredge in the flour mixture, coating all areas well.
  • Dip the flour coated cutlet again into the egg mixture; coating well.
  • Now dip the cutlets into the bread crumb mixture; coating well and pressing the crumbs lightly into the cutlets.
  • In a large frying pan, heat the oil and butter on medium-high heat.
  • Fry cutlets for about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, then turn steaks over and fry for another 1 minute or until cutlets have no pink showing when making a small knife cut in the center to check for doneness.
  • Because the cutlets are thin, they fry very quickly, do not burn.