Parmesan Popcorn Chicken and Cutlets

  • serves 4


26 Ratings
Directions for: Parmesan Popcorn Chicken and Cutlets


Parmesan Popcorn Chicken and C

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 cup buttermilk (250ml)

olive oil


1 ½ cup wholewheat breadcrumbs (375ml)

½ cup grated parmesan cheese (125ml)

½ tsp paprika (2ml)

½ tsp dry mustard (2ml)

pinch of salt

pinch of freshly ground pepper

Quick Lemon Caper Sauce

½ cup chicken stock (125ml)

1 Tbsp capers (15ml)

1 clove clove garlic, minced (1)

1 tsp grated lemon zest (5 ml)

2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice (30ml)

2 Tbsp butter (30ml)

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

½ cup mayo (125ml)

1 Tbsp honey Dijon mustard (15ml)

1 tsp lemon juice (5ml)


Parmesan Popcorn Chicken and C

1. For the Adults: gently pound 2 chicken breasts betwween 2 sheets of plastic wrap or parchment paper, using the flat side of a mallet or a rolling pin, until they are about 1/4-inch/0.5 cm thick. For the Children: cut the remaining chicken breasts into 1 1/2-inch/3.5 cm pieces about 1/4-inch/0.5 cm thick.

2. Place all of the chicken in a bowl and cover with the buttermilk. Marinate in the refrigerator overnight, if possible. Otherwise, dip chicken into buttermilk before coating.

3. Preheat oven to 400 F/200 C. Prepare coating by combining ingredients in a shallow dish. Remove chicken pieces from the marinade, toss with the coating and transfer to a lightly greased baking sheet. Repeat with the cutlets. Allow chicken coating to set for 10 minutes.

4. Heat 1 tbsp/15 ml of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Cook cutlets for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden. Return cutlets to the baking sheet and bake all of the chicken for 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through. Turn the children's chicken pieces halfway during the cooking time.

Quick Lemon Caper Sauce

1. Pour chicken stock into a nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Stir in capers and garlic, and simmer for 1 minute. Add lemon zest, juice and butter and stir until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Drizzle sauce over adults' chicken cutlets.

Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce

1. Mix ingredients together and serve in a small bowl surrounded with the children's popcorn chicken pieces.

See more: Main, Quick and Easy, Poultry, North American, Kid-Friendly, Rice/Grain, Dinner, Bake, Chicken, Eggs/Dairy, Lunch


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