Roasted Chicken Cutlets



  1. Heat the oven to 400 F and grease a baking sheet with butter.
  2. If necessary, spread the chicken between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pound each to uniform thickness; blot them dry.
  3. Combine the bread crumbs, melted butter, and parsley in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss until mixed.
  4. Lightly beat the egg in another bowl.
  5. Dip the smooth side of each chicken breast first in egg and then in the bread crumb mixture, pressing down to make sure the bread crumbs stick.
  6. Put each breast, crumb side up, on the baking sheet.
  7. If there's any leftover topping, sprinkle it on top of the breasts and press down again so it sticks.
  8. Put the chicken in the oven and roast until the cutlets are firm to the touch with little or no pink inside, 15 to 25 minutes, depending on thickness.
  9. To check for doneness, cut into a piece.
  10. To serve, transfer the cutlets to plates and serve with lemon.