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Cacio e Pepe with Chicken Cutlets

Cacio e pepe with chicken cutlets is a sure-shot winner for a great dinner. And if you pre-bread your chicken cutlets this can be a great weeknight dinner to serve up!

Cacio e pepe with pecorino Romano cheese topped with Italian seasoning breaded chicken cutlets - Italian comfort food at its best!

Both my kids are angel hair pasta fanatics, and while I have no problem heating up a box of pasta roni, I wanted to get a home made pasta dish put on the table.

And I mean, cacio e pepe is almost as quick and easy to make as a box of pasta roni.

Cacio e pepe with pecorino Romano cheese topped with Italian seasoning breaded chicken cutlets - Italian comfort food at its best!

And to serve this up with some home made chicken cutlets, really turns this into a hearty well rounded meal. Only thing its missing is some veggies.

Wait. Basil is green. that’s a veggie right?!

Cacio e pepe with pecorino Romano cheese topped with Italian seasoning breaded chicken cutlets - Italian comfort food at its best!

Like it said earlier, if you want to make this a quicker to make meal, prepare your chicken cutlets the night before so that they’re ready to fry up.

I also like to set my oven to the lowest temp (140-160F if possible) and use as a warmer and place each chicken cutlet in there while everything else is getting prepped.

Cacio e pepe with pecorino Romano cheese topped with Italian seasoning breaded chicken cutlets - Italian comfort food at its best!

The crispy crust on the chicken cutlets with Italian seasoning, really complements the cacio e pepe. It’s almost like they were meant to be eaten together all along!

Cacio e Pepe With Chicken Cutlets

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 759kcal
Cacio e pepe with pecorino Romano cheese topped with Italian seasoning breaded chicken cutlets – Italian comfort food at its best!
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Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN CUTLETS

  • 2 chicken breasts butterflied
  • 1 tsp salt pepper
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup Italian seasoned bread bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan
  • 2 cups peanut oil

FOR THE CACIO E PEPE

  • 8 oz pasta
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 4 oz pecorino Romano cheese finely grated
  • 1 tsp coarse ground pepper more to taste
  • 4 tbsp pasta water

Instructions

FOR THE CHICKEN CUTLETS

  • Preheat skillet with oil to 350F. butterfly and cut your chicken in half so you have 4 thinly sliced breast. Pound each so they're about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Place flour, eggs and Italian seasoned breading (with the parmesan cheese) in 3 separate bowls.
  • Thinly coat each cutlet in flour, egg wash, then bread with Italian breading. Make sure chicken cutlet is completely covered in the breading. Fry until internal temperature reaches 160F; about 5-7 minutes.
  • Store in oven at 160F until cacio e pepe is done.

FOR THE CACIO E PEPE

  • Boil a pot of water with salt and cook pasta until done; while the pasta is boiling, heat 3 tbsp. olive oil and pepper in a pan over medium heat.
  • Add a couple tablespoons of pasta water over to the pan with oil and pepper and add butter. Drain pasta, and place in the to pan with oil and pepper; stir in butter.
  • Add finely grated pecorina Romano cheese and turn off heat; stir until cheese is complete melted. season with a little more salt and pepper to taste and add some freshly chopped basil.
  • Portion pasta out, and top with sliced chicken cutlets; garnish with more Romano and fresh basil and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 759kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 55g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 165mg | Sodium: 1802mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 859IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 396mg | Iron: 3mg
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!