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Healthy Baked Chicken Cutlets Recipe- Kotlety Drobiowe Z Piekarnika

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A bowl of freshly baked chicken cutlets with herbs on a tablecloth.

Kotlety is extremely popular in Poland. The word kotlety in Polish means ‘cutlets’ or ‘patties’. The most popular of which is the kotlety mielone which is made of ground meat like pork. These can be pretty heavy on the stomach as the meat is rich in natural oils and fats. The healthy baked chicken cutlet recipe on the other hand uses chicken which is a lighter meat and so much easier to digest. 

Since the cutlets are baked, they contain considerably less oil and still retain the lovely crispness that people love in fried cutlets. These cutlets work extremely well as a snack at a party or as an accompaniment at a meal. 

Delicious healthy baked chicken cutlets
Delicious healthy baked chicken cutlets.

The healthy baked chicken cutlet recipe is relatively simple to make. Like most cutlet recipes, it requires a bit of preparation time. This time is largely used in shaping the cutlets. Once you get the hang of shaping the cutlets, the actual process goes much faster. 

Unlike traditional cutlet recipes, we will be baking the cutlets in this recipe to make them a bit healthier. A big bonus is that you don’t have to spend a long while in front of a hot stove to fry them.

Healthy Baked Chicken Cutlets Recipe- Kotlety Drobiowe Z Piekarnika

Part I – Preheat The Oven To 356 F

Part II – Peel And Blend The Tomatoes

You will need two tomatoes for this recipe. Make sure that you choose ripe tomatoes since they will add a nice tangy taste to the cutlet. Peel the skin off the tomatoes and blend them. Make sure you don’t blend the tomatoes without peeling them as it will leave tiny pieces of skin in the cutlets which don’t taste very nice.

Part III – Peel And Finely Dice An Onion

Part IV – Mix All The Ingredients

In a bowl add the blended tomatoes, diced onions, 450 g of ground chicken breast, 1 tbsp. of breadcrumbs, 3 tbsps. of finely chopped parsley, 1 tsp of salt, ½ tsp of sweet paprika powder, ½ tsp of turmeric powder and ½ tsp of pepper. Mix all the ingredients together. 

Mix all the ingredients together
Mix all the ingredients together.

Part V – Line The Baking Tray With Parchment Paper

Lining the tray with parchment paper will ensure that the healthy baked chicken cutlets do not stick to the pan. 

Part VI – Shape The Cutlets

Oil your hands and start forming the cutlets. The size and shape of the cutlets are really a personal preference. What you need to make sure however is that the cutlets are flat. This is so that the heat will penetrate and cook the cutlets when you bake them.

Shape the healthy baked chicken cutlets.
Shape the healthy baked chicken cutlets.

Part VII – Bake The Cutlets For 30 Minutes And Serve Warm

Place the healthy baked chicken cutlets on parchment paper.
Place the healthy baked chicken cutlets on parchment paper.

FAQs About Healthy Baked Chicken Cutlets Recipe

I Don’t Have Ripe Tomatoes. What Can I Use As A Substitute?

If you don’t have ripe tomatoes, you can replace them with ⅓ cup of tomato juice or tomato puree. 

Can I Use Other Meat To Make These Cutlets?

The healthy baked chicken cutlets are designed to be light and healthy. Chicken is a white meat that is easy to digest and has low natural oil content. You can of course swap it out for other meat like beef, pork, venison or veal. Even turkey can be a great substitute. Some people even choose to use a mixture of different meat.

How To Serve Healthy Baked Chicken Cutlets?

Healthy baked chicken cutlets are best had hot. They can be served in a variety of different ways. The easiest way is to serve it as a snack with a spicy gravy or a sauce at the side. This method works well with kids too.

Alternatively you can serve the healthy baked chicken cutlets alongside rice, groats, salad or mashed potatoes.

Yield: 20 cutlets

Healthy Baked Chicken Cutlets Recipe- Kotlety Drobiowe Z Piekarnika

A bowl of freshly baked chicken cutlets with herbs on a tablecloth.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz (450g) of ground chicken breast
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tbsp of breadcrumbs
  • 3 tbsps of chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of sweet paprika powder
  • ½ tsp of turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp of black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C).
  2. Peel and blend tomatoes.
  3. Peel and finely dice an onion.
  4. Mix all the ingredients together.
  5. Line the baking tray with parchment paper.
  6. Oil your hands and form cutlets. The size and shape are up to you. Make sure they are flat.
  7. Bake cutlets for 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes

  1. You may replace tomatoes with ⅓ cup of tomato juice or puree.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 49Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 137mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 6g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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