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Crispy Crackle Chicken Dinner Idea

Crispy Crackle Chicken with Tomato Salad

  • Author: Sweetpea
  • Prep Time: 8
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 18 minutes
  • Category: main dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: american


Crispy Crackle Chicken with Tomato Salad is the bright, crunchy, bursting with flavor dinner idea you need to try!


  • 1.5 cups fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBS half & half
  • 2 tsps Ranch seasoning powder, divided
  • 34 chicken cutlets, pounded thin if need be
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 4-ounce fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 1 cup tomato salad (recipe in notes)


  1. Begin by pounding your chicken cutlets to about 1/2 an inch thick.
  2. In a shallow bowl beat 2 eggs with 2 tbs half & half and 1 tsp ranch powder.
  3. In a separate shallow bowl, dump your bread crumbs + 1 tsp of ranch powder, give it a good stir around.
  4. Dredge your chicken cutlets by dipping into the egg, then pressing into the breadcrumbs.
  5. Place dredged cutlets on a plate, and continue.
  6. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. When a sprinkle of breadcrumbs sizzle, it’s time to fry!
  7. Fry each cutlet 2-4 minutes per side, depending on how thick your chicken is.
  8. Place cooked chicken on a paper-towel lined sheet pan in a 225˚ oven.
  9. When your chicken is cooked, create your salad on each plate, placing chicken cutlets on each one.


These chicken cutlets reheat well in the airfrier!

Tomato Salad:

  • 1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 TBS diced shallot
  • 1 garlic clove, finely minced
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • fresh basil leaves, to taste

Combine all these ingredients in a bowl, and mix well.

Keywords: crispy crackle chicken