This is the chicken version of my cotolette recipe with a couple of differences. In this case I coat the chicken with flour before putting it in the egg wash and crumbing it. And, above all, I add cheese to it. It is a very easy dish that your kids and you will love. This is another easy recipe for a mid week dinner. Serve it with a simple tomato salad.
Sharing this post with Hearth and Soul Hop by Kankana.
Ingredients for 4 persons:
4 thin chicken breasts steaks (the ones used for schnitzels)
Cheese, sliced (I used Tasty cheese)
Start by flattening the meat: each cotoletta has to be about 0.5 cm thick. Keep them aside.
Beat the egg in a bowl and add salt to it. Put the flour and breadcrumbs in 2 separate plates.
Coat each chicken steak with flour, dip them in the egg and then coat them well with breadcrumbs, pressing with your palm so the crumbs stick well to your cotoletta.
Shallow fry them in hot vegetable oil.
When the meat is cooked, put it in an oven proof dish in one layer, put some cheese on each cotoletta and put them in the oven for a couple of minutes, so that the cheese melts.
Serve warm with a simple tomato salad.
On another note… this morning I woke up to 2 wonderful surprises. I received awards from 2 of the bloggers I admire the most and I have been constantly following since I started blogging! I feel so blessed to be appreciated by such lovely people and it makes blogging about my passion for food so much more worth the effort!
Thank you so very much Elyse from The Cultural Dish for all these awards!
And thank you so very much Tina from Pinay Cooking Corner for all these awards!
If you haven’t visited their blogs yet, please do so as soon as you can: they are awesome with so many delicious recipes and mouth watering pictures!
To follow the tradition… here are 7 things you still don’t know about me:
1. I love coffee… it is my only real “addiction”. And when I say coffee, I mean espresso. I actually have it macchiato and my day rarely starts off without my cup of coffee.
2. I love all kinds of cuisines, but I am lately craving for a good French meal. I used to visit France regularly as a child and I have kind of grown up on pain au chocolat, mousse au chocolat, baguette with paté, all sorts of cheese (especially goat’s cheese), crêpes and all the other French delicacies you can think of…
3. History and geography have always been my favourite subjects in school. I just find reading about the past fascinating and my love for geography is very likely connected to my love for travelling.
4. I have travelled quite a bit and (besides Italy and Australia), for me the most amazing places I have visited so far have been The Alhambra (Granada – Spain), the Norwegian Fjords (Norway), Finnish Lapland (Finland), Goa (India), the Mayan ruins of Central America (Mexico and Guatemala) and the coral reef (the best for me were in Belize, Maldives and Fiji). But I always say that my best trip is the one I’ll go on “next”!
5. The sweet ingredient I enjoy cooking with the most is dark chocolate (not too sweet and very versatile), while the savory ingredient would have to be cheese.
6. When I dine out I very rarely order fish. I almost always have meat as a main dish, either beef or lamb.
7. My 3 favorite books ever are “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Garcia Marquez, “The House of the Spirits” by Isabel Allende and “A Suitable Boy” by Vikram Seth. Have you ever read any of them?
What about you? What are your favourite books/authors? Which is the most memorable place you have visited? What ingredients do you enjoy cooking with the most?
And now, time to pass on all these awards!!! I am choosing 15 great people with 15 amazing blogs that I really enjoy reading. There you have it:
Jill from Mad About Macarons
Beth from Beth Michelle
Nami from Just One Cookbook
Mindy from Whiski Business
Kankana at Sunshine & Smile
Sandra from Sandra’s Easy Cooking
Hester at Alchemy – Simple Ingredients, Magical Food
Tiffany at Como Water
Giulia from Alter Kitchen
Liz from That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!!
Parsley Sage from The Deep Dish
Muppy from Muppys
Fiona from Nuts About Food
Visda from Eat, Drink and Just Be!
Daksha from Daksha’s Vegetarian Recipes World
Have fun browsing their fantastic blogs! And thank you once again Elyse from The Cultural Dish and Tina from Pinay Cooking Corner! You really made my day! 🙂
The chicken looks delicious and congrats on receiving awards! 🙂 I’m with you on the French cuisine, it’s always one of my top 2 choices!
Oh, such a lovely way to start my day!! Thanks, Manu, for honoring me with these fabulous awards! And so fun to learn some more about you, my friend! I’m awfully envious of your travels…but you’ve given me some great sites to put on my vacation wish list 🙂
On to this chicken…boy, I know my family would love it. Anything with cheese melted on top is a winner…mmmmm. Happy Monday~
Nuts about food says
Thank you for honoring me once again with all these awards. I am so flattered that you enjoy my blog. I haven’t stopped reading yours since I discovered it and look forward to each and every new post!
Hester Casey - Alchemy says
Manu, another delicious meal that I need to cook asap! Congrats on the award and thanks for passing on the honour. Looking forward to reading the blogs I’m not yet familiar with as well as dropping by to visit some of the great blogs I already know from your list. Have a great day!
Everytime I come to your blog, I see wonderful melting cheese. And you make the recipe look easy by taking us through each step. This chicken cotolette looks great and I’m not suprised at the awards it took.
[email protected] says
Manu, that chicken dish looks so delicious. I love the melted cheese on top of that crisp coating!
Wow. That sure is an award shower, congratulations! Lovely to hear about all those things about you: we have a few in common, too 😉
Thank you SO much for passing on your awards, Manu. I am so flattered and bowled over. You know how much I adore your blog and so this means so much to me. Merci, my friend!
[email protected] says
That chicken with the metled cheese looks so delicious! Congrats on all the awards, I’m new to visiting your blog and enjoyed learning more about you. =)
[email protected] says
Manu—-You know I adore you? I think you are truly fabulous and your blog is amazing so to be honored by YOU?? WOW! I’m so touched. Thank you, thank you, thank you 🙂
Oh, BTW—that chicken looks wonderful, you had me with the cheese! Say CHEEEEESE!!! Hugs Hun!!!
Giulietta @ Alterkitchen says
Hi Manu! Thanks a lot for all these awards.. I’m flattered!
I’m very happy I found your blog, and I must say it: I love cotoletta (are you from Milan, uh?! ;))… if you add to it cheese, I’ll love it even more (cheese cheese cheese.. looooove)!
Parsley Sage says
Thanks so much for the awards! Awesome to be honored! Loving this recipe as well, its similar to the way I make weinerschnitzel. Great minds, huh? And I think its funny you rarely order fish when you go out to eat. I have a rule that makes me ONLY order fish when we go out to eat 🙂
Thank you thank you thank you Manu! It’s so weird, but I TOTALLY feel like we’r friends! My coworker said that our spirits come out through our blogs… I think that this is true. And your wonderful spirit comes out in each and every post. I am so happy to go through this foodie journey of ours together! AND to answer your questions… my favorite authors are: Arunditha Roy, Giaconda Belli, Toni Morrison, Junot Diaz, oh, I could go on and on! Favorite places: Salvador (Brasil) and Paris, favorite ingredient to cook with … I’m boring–red onion! 😀
I feel the same about you Tiffany!!! As I wrote in your blog… I think we would have a blast if we ever met!!!! :-))))))
You’re so welcome, Manu! You are so deserving of them!
I would love to try your Chicken Cotolette with Cheese! I’m sure my girls would love it!
Cooking gallery says
I like ‘The House of the Spirits’ and I love history too :D)!!
The chicken breasts look so mouthwatering and I love the extra cheese you add on top of them! Congrats on the awards too, you deserve them :).
[email protected] says
Dear Ms Manu—will you SO kindly check out my blog! Oh—go allllll the way to the end! OX
This chicken looks mouthwatering manu and first congrats receiving this awards:)). second i’m agree with tiffeny statement………your wonderful spirit comes out in each and every post and thanks for nominating my blog. I’m really very honored to receive such an amazing award! …
Wow! Thanks Manu. This is such an honor. I am glad you like my blog, hope you know how much I love yours. BTW this recipe looks gorgeous, when ever I miss Austria, I should make it, it gives that Wiener Schnitzel feeling.
I also enjoyed reading more about you. It seems we have similar tastes in many things, no wonder we are blogging friends. Hope that one day you visit in SF and we meet in person. Since you like the same type of books, thought you may enjoy Heruki Murakamu. To me some of his books are like Marcez of Japan.:-)
Have a great start of the week.
It would be lovely to meet up one day!!! 🙂
Thanks so much for suggesting Heruki Murakamu, I have never read any of his books, but I am looking forward to! <3
Nami @ Just One Cookbook says
Hi Manu! So sorry for my late response after you left your note regarding awards. Today was a bit chaotic… Well first of all, congrats on your awards. Everyone including myself agrees that you totally deserve these awards. And thank you for passing me them too. I was more happy that you said you enjoyed reading my blog – that means a lot to me. 🙂 When I received email about your note on awards, I quickly came to this post and saw your cotolette, and guess what, I even cooked this dish with sliced pork. Japanese have similar dish (probably influenced by Italian obviously) and I mixed Italian herbs in Panko since we were having pasta tonight. Thanks for helping me figure out my dinner menu. 😉 See how inspiring you are? Haha. Thanks again for awards!
Hehehehe I am so happy I helped you figure out dinner! 😉 I have heard of pork tonkatsu (is it right?) and it sounds so similar to Italian cotolette! I am sure it tastes delicious!
The chicken looks so delicious and I just love love cheese and the pic is looking just too good. Love how the melted cheese is looking .. mmmm mmm mm … just too good Manu.
Congrats on those award .. you totally deserve it babe 🙂 and thanks once again to share it with me .. hugss !!
oh wow! this is so good..thanks for sharing.now I have a new way of cooking chicken at home
Oh wow! The chicken looks so mouth-watering delicious 🙂 I can’t wait to try this 🙂
Congratulations on your blog awards and I must say this chicken looks soooo good! I think I found my dinner tonight, fantastic! 🙂
Chad @ thebreakupnote says
Oh wow such a simple and really good looking recipe – and healthy too!
Thanks so much, and this looks delicious, I’m sure my daughter would love this. I really want a mallet like yours, looks great!
I think you find it at Ikea… 😉
Sandra's Easy Cooking says
:)) I love this idea..I am making chicken cotolette all the time just never put the cheese on it.. Looks very very tasty..I can almost taste it hahaha
Congrats on the award, you and you blog totally deserve it!
Thanks you for awarding me too..I am totally honored and I appreciate it very much!:)
Have a beautiful night!!!
I never tried to add cheese to my cotolette, sound deliciously decadent! My decadent touch is to do a double egg and crumbs cover.
Breaded chicken looks delicious, crispy and cheesy awesome. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.
This is actually schnitzel with a slice of cheese on top. Yummy. But I’d be interested in knowing what the difference is between a cotolette and a schnitzel.
Cotoletta is the Italian name for schnitzel. 🙂