Indulge in the exquisite flavors of Italy with our Italian Zest: Lemon Chicken Romano. This dish is a culinary masterpiece, featuring tender chicken cutlets breaded with a delectable mix of Romano cheese and herbs, cooked to a beautiful golden brown. Draped in a zesty lemon sauce that adds a burst of bright and tangy flavor, each bite of this chicken is a blend of crispy texture and citrusy delight. Garnished with lemon slices and fresh parsley, it's a dish that’s as visually appealing as it is delicious.

Italian Zest: Lemon Chicken Romano

Time Requirements

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes


  • Serves: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 cutlet

Nutritional Information (Per Serving)

  • Calories: 350 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Protein: 30g
  • Fat: 18g


  • Chicken breast cutlets: 4 (medium-sized)
  • Romano cheese, grated: 100 grams (1 cup)
  • Bread crumbs: 100 grams (1 cup)
  • Eggs: 2 (large)
  • Lemon juice: 30 ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Garlic, minced: 10 grams (2 cloves)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped: 30 grams (1/4 cup)
  • Olive oil: 30 ml (2 tablespoons)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method of Preparation

  1. In a bowl, mix Romano cheese with bread crumbs, salt, and pepper.
  2. Beat eggs in another bowl.
  3. Dip each chicken cutlet in the egg, then coat with the cheese mixture.
  4. In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  5. Cook the chicken until golden brown on each side.
  6. Remove the chicken and in the same skillet, add lemon juice and garlic. Cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Pour the lemon sauce over the chicken cutlets.
  8. Garnish with lemon slices and fresh parsley.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy the burst of Italian flavors.

Culinary Tips

  • For extra crispiness, cook the chicken in a mixture of olive oil and butter.
  • Pair with a side of pasta or a light salad to complete the meal.


Can I use a different type of cheese?

Yes, Parmesan can be a good substitute for Romano.

How can I store leftovers?

Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 2 days.

Can I make this dish gluten-free?

Yes, use gluten-free bread crumbs.

Our Italian Zest: Lemon Chicken Romano is more than just a dish; it's a celebration of rich flavors and culinary artistry. Perfect for a special dinner or a delightful family meal, let this dish take you on a journey to the heart of Italy with every flavorful bite. Buon appetito! 🍋🐔🌿