1-2-3 Chicken with 1-2-3 Pasta Easy Dinner Recipe

1-2-3 Chicken NewsAnchorToHomemaker

This meal is so easy, I almost feel silly posting it.  But, if you need something where you don’t need to run our to the grocery store, this is a great go-to.  Here’s the meal: Chicken Cutlets with Lemon and Garlic Parmesan Pasta.  This is what’s in my kitchen when I’m all out of ideas. The good news, it may be stupidly easy, but it’s also delicious.

Chicken Cutlets

Total: 15 Minutes


Chicken Breasts, Trimmed and Pounded with a Meat Tenderizer or Rolling Pin

Flour, Small plate full

Milk,  Small bowl full

Breadcrumbs, Small plate full (I prefer Italian)

Olive Oil, enough to coat pan

1 Lemon

Garlic Salt


Pound your chicken until it is tender.  Set up an assembly line of flour, milk and bread crumbs.  Dredge your chicken in flour, dip your chicken in milk and coat your chicken with bread crumbs.  Coat a large skillet with olive oil.  Cook your Chicken on both sides for several minutes until done. Chicken should be a golden brown. Top with garlic salt. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze one half of the lemon on your chicken.  Cut the other half of your lemon in slices and place it on top of your chicken.

Chicken Cutlets NewsAnchorToHomemaker

3 Ingredient Pasta Side on NewsAnchorToHomemaker

Pasta Side Dish:

Total Time: 10 Minutes



Olive Oil

2-3 Garlic Cloves, Minced

Parmesan Cheese


In a small pot, boil your pasta for several minutes.  When pasta is done, drain, return pot to burner on medium low. Coat the pot with olive oil and cook your minced garlic over medium-low heat for 2 minutes.  Dump your pasta in.  Coat with parmesan and toss.  Add some cooked peas if you like.  You may want to add some garlic salt, too!

19 thoughts on “1-2-3 Chicken with 1-2-3 Pasta Easy Dinner Recipe

  1. Great! We called that “schnitzel” in my house when growing up and also when my son was young . . . and therefore when trying to get him to eat anything like broccoli, we’d put breadcrumbs on it and call it “schnitzel.” It’s so delicious and crispy!


  2. I don’t know why I never remember to pound the breasts flat instead of trying to cook them intact and then having parts dry out waiting for others to cook through. This does sound delicious and like something my family would really enjoy.


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