Crispy Sour Cream and Onion Chicken

Easy Crispy Sour Cream and Onion Chicken

There is nothing better than a sour cream and onion dip. Turning it into a homemade dinner with chicken is an even better idea. This juicy entree has boneless chicken breasts in a crunchy and crispy coating. And we fry it up to golden brown deliciousness. Let’s learn how to make Crispy Sour Cream and Onion Chicken with this recipe.

Why is this recipe interesting?

The sour cream marinade adds flavor to the dish and helps to tenderize the meat making every bite into a juicy one.

In contrast to the juiciness of the meat you will have a coating of crispy bread crumbs from the outside. A perfect match with a crispy texture and juiciness in every bite!

Crispy Sour Cream and Onion Chicken

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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Rest Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 2457kcal



  • 4 chicken breasts halved and pounded 1/8 inch thick.
  • 120 grams sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 1 lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 250 grams panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp onion powder

Sour Cream Sauce

  • 50 grams sour cream
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives
  • salt and pepper


  • In a large dish, combine the sour cream with the lemon juice and the chicken.
  • Coat them in the marinade and rest for at least 1 hour.
  • In a shallow bowl, stir together the panko crumbs and the onion powder, season with salt and pepper.
  • Coat the chicken with the bread crumbs and place on a sheet pan.
  • Heat oil in a large pan over medium high. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown, 4 minutes on each side. Transfer to a paper towel.
  • For the sour cream sauce, combine all ingredients and taste with salt and pepper
  • Serve the chicken cutlets together with the sour cream sauce and lemon wedges.


Calories: 2457kcal | Carbohydrates: 216g | Protein: 233g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 667mg | Sodium: 3029mg | Potassium: 4519mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 1508IU | Vitamin C: 132mg | Calcium: 802mg | Iron: 18mg

Lessons learned while cooking this recipe

You can marinate the chicken for up to one night in advance to increase how juicy it comes out.

I suggest using a meat thermometer to know when your chicken is done to be precise.

A side of potatoes or green beans with garlic are traditionally good and balanced side juices. Other options could be a refreshing Shopska salad or Brussels sprouts.

Substitutions & shortcuts

Use Chicken thighs instead of Chicken breast as a possible substitution. Remember that the thighs will need less cooking time if you decide to do this. They can handle more mistakes due to the fat content if you overcook them which is a plus. And the fat makes them juicier and less likely to dry out.

Substitute bread crumbs with crushed corn flakes if you like your coating more flavorful. Another option is to use fried onions in the mix to add a little crunch.

I hope you enjoyed this Easy Crispy Sour Cream and Onion Chicken recipe.

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