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Falafel-crusted chicken cutlets

Spicy falafel flavor coats tender chicken cutlets for an amazing high-protein meal.

  • Yield: Serves 3-4
  • Prep time: 20 minutes
  • Cook time: 8 minutes

Falafel lovers rejoice – we’ve taken your favorite Mediterranean food and used it to coat tender chicken cutlets for a winning combination. And if you’ve got vegans coming for dinner, you can prepare extra falafel mix and fry up some falafel balls sans chicken as a first batch. One recipe to please them all! For a finishing touch, chop up some cucumbers, tomatoes and onion for a fresh crispy salad accompaniment.


  • 4 chicken tenders*
  • 1 package falafel mix
  • 1 cup water
  • Olive oil, for frying
  • Tahini, for serving Black garlic tahini


Mix the dry falafel mix with one cup water. Allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Heat 2-3 tablespoons olive oil in a frying pan.

Pat falafel mixture around each chicken tender, distributing the mixture evenly on all sides.

Fry coated cutlets for 3-4 minutes on each side. Cut into one of them to check for doneness.

Serve with tahini and Israeli salad, or over a bed of fresh spinach.

Israeli saladIsraeli salad is a medley of diced vegetables like tomato and cucumber. (Photo: Fanfo/Shutterstock)

*Chicken tenders are the part of the chicken cutlet that can be easily separated. If you can’t get tenders, simply use thin strips of chicken cutlets roughly 4 inches long.

Related Topics: Meat and Poultry, Mediterranean

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