Breaded Pork Cutlets with Lime

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Breaded Pork Cutlets with Lime is one of my family’s favorite dishes! I make this monthly, because they request it!

Pork sirloin cutlets are a lean cut, and taste wonderful breaded and lightly pan fried. My family loves when I make them, and often request that I make them for dinner. A little different than chicken cutlets, these have more of a Latin flair, which we serve with fresh lime juice on top – yum!

Pork sirloin cutlets are a lean cut, and taste wonderful breaded and lightly pan fried. My family loves when I make them, and often request that I make them for dinner. A little different than chicken cutlets, these have more of a Latin flair, which we serve with fresh lime juice on top – yum!

It’s very similar to my turkey cutlet recipe, but with more Latin flavors. I season the pork with dry adobo seasoning (salt and garlic powder would be fine too) and I season the egg wash with my homemade sazon for flavor.
Breaded Pork Cutlets with Lime – lightly pan fried, easy to make, and very family friendly! Smart Points: 7 Calories: 216
Pork sirloin cutlets are a lean cut, and taste wonderful breaded and lightly pan fried.
Pork sirloin cutlets are a lean cut, and taste wonderful breaded and lightly pan fried.
Pork sirloin cutlets are a lean cut, and taste wonderful breaded and lightly pan fried.
Pork sirloin cutlets are a lean cut, and taste wonderful breaded and lightly pan fried. My family loves when I make them, and often request that I make them for dinner. A little different than chicken cutlets, these have more of a Latin flair, which we serve with fresh lime juice on top – yum!
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Breaded Pork Cutlets with Lime

6
7
6
SP
216 Cals 36 Protein 11 Carbs 10 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
Breaded Pork Cutlets with Lime is one of my family's favorite dishes! I make this monthly, because they request it!

Ingredients

  • 4 5 oz thin sliced lean pork sirloin cutlets
  • seasoned salt, such as adobo
  • 2 large egg whites, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon sazon, homemade or packaged
  • 1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs, or gluten-free crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • lime wedges for serving

Instructions

  • Season cutlets with 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt.
  • Place bread crumbs in a medium shallow bowl.
  • In another bowl beat egg whites with sazon.
  • Dip pork cutlets in egg whites, then breadcrumb mixture, shaking off excess.
  • Heat a large nonstick frying pan on medium to medium heat. Add the olive oil and pork cutlets, cook about 6 minutes on each side, until golden brown and no longer pink in the center.
  • Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cutlet, Calories: 216kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 36g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 89mg, Sodium: 404mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 6
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 6
Points +: 7
Keywords: Breaded pork cutlets, dinner, easy, Kid Friendly, lean, lime, pan fried, pork sirloin, quick

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  1. My family also requests this!! Super yummy and I make it with your Puerto Rican beans.

  2. These are super yummy!!!

  3. I love all your recipes that I’ve tried but this is by far my favorite. I made my own sazon with tumeric and the seasoning was just perfect. The squeeze of lime added just the right punch to the pork. Delicious Thank you!!!

  4. Hate cooking, therefore a poor cook. However, this recipe was so easy and fast – and delicious. Being a pork lover, I”ill make this often.

  5. Hi Gina! I am such a big fan for many reasons but one is bc of the latin flair in your food. I am Cuban American so I love it! My daughter has an egg allergy and we usually use milk when we bread something for her. You think this would work with this recipe?

  6. This dish seems so simple but it’s a great way to amp up a pork dinner. The sazon was a seasoning we hadn’t used before, but are glad we found it! Everyone in the family loves this dish and there are never leftovers. The fresh punch of lime at the end really elevates it and we serve it with some simple veggies that we can also put some lime on to tie it all together.

  7. What about making these in the air fryer —how would that work and impact the macro nutients?

  8. Just want to clarify that the pork I used in the air fryer wasn’t  thin cutis directed in the recipe. They were regular, yet on the smaller side. 

  9. Gina, I made these in the air fryer tonight and they came out great! I followed your air fryer directions for the breaded pork chops posted recently. I used smaller Natures Promise pork cutlets, and they cooked fine. 6 minutes in one side, 6 on the other. Just got my air fryer tonight (the largest size, Nuwave) and I think I’m going to be hooked! Thanks for all the great recipes over the years!

  10. Superb! I don’t make many pork chops because they just don’t “wow” me, however, your Sazon seasoning sparked an interest so I tried it. Followed your exact recipe and… “WOW”!!! During my BF’s 2nd bite, he looked at me and said “Wow, this is the best pork chop you’ve ever made. This is Fantastic” Thanks for this! So quick & easy! Love! Love!

  11. CHULETAS is what we call them in our house.  Colombian dish we used to make all the time.  One of my boys can not eat eggs so it is hard to make for just us and not him.  Do you have any recommendations for substitutions for egg– would flaxseed water nix keep the bread crumbs on?  Thank You

  12. The best part at about this dish is that my super picky 6 year old loved it! She asked me to make it again cause it’s “fantastic!” 

  13. 3 words for you- MAKE THIS RECIPE! You will not be disappointed. Trust me. We ate this with the PR beans and brown rice and it was so good I could cry. You rock, Gina!

  14. Quick question I added all the nutritional values in for Weight watchers smart points and instead of 7 it said 4. I want to make sure I am tracking the correct amount of points. Just wondering if anyone else has had any issues? 

  15. Made this tonight with the Puerto Rican beans and I was so impressed! It's easy, with simple ingredients but the flavor is so complex. My fiance immediately requested that I add this meal to our rotation!

  16. LOVED this!!! Made it with the Puerto Rican beans and brown rice… So much flavor. Sazon might become my new favorite spice blend.

  17. This dish was absolutely incredible. My husband and I both just loved it. We served it up with some roasted butternut squashed seasoned with Mexican seasonings (actually, the base for the Breakfast Burrito Bowl with Spiced Butternut Squash dish) and a little Mexican side salad… such a great meal! Thanks again, Gina!

  18. I made this tonight with the bean side dish pictured and my husband and I both loved it. Was each cutlet supposed to be 5oz or was that the total weight for the meat? Thank you!

  19. Could you use thin slicked pork chops?

  20. i think there may be an error in the SP calculation. I used my calculator and based on the info in you recipe, it is only 4 points per cutlet. 🙂

    • Did anyone ever figure this out? I would love to make these, but I want to make sure I’m calculating the points correctly. I, too, got 4sp based on the info in your recipe.

  21. I made this last night with the Puerto rican style beans and it was amazing. I had to stop myself from eating the 2 left over cutlets because it was my favorite thing ever. I love lime and I put a ton my porkchop. the beans were delicious as well, but nothing will ever compare to this porkchop

  22. I thought this was going to be terrible since I made it. However, your directions really made it easy to make, and it couldn't have turned out better!

  23. I've never seen this cut of pork at my market before. Where did you buy yours?

    • They sell pork sirloin cutlets in my local supermarket. Any cutlet would work if you can't find them.

    • I took a pork loin and sliced it into chops. Tasted great, easy recipe. My Cuban father in law raved about this dish when I made it. 

  24. That looks wonderful. I made pork cutlets last night but they didn't have all these lovely spices… Have to try it this way!

  25. This looks great. I have an egg allergy. Can you suggest an alternative?

  26. These look great! I made your homemade sazon for the crock pot pork so I know it will go well in this dish plus I have a bunch leftover. It has a nice Latin flavor without the heat.

  27. Okay, these are gonna be dinner tonight!!! I have all the ingredients on hand for once, woo hoo!

  28. Just FYI, the recipe doesn't say to add the Sazon to the bread crumbs…but your intro does. Thanks for this. It IS coming to my kitchen soon!!!

  29. We live in Ireland and the pork is outstanding. Instead of frying, we bake the cutlets and use grated garlic instead of powdered, cuts out all the extra salt. Wonderful dinner

    • KillarneyChef, do you bread it as in Gina's recipe? Would love to have your instructions–oven temp, breading or not, etc.

  30. I don't make pork in my house- do you think I can do this with chicken cutlets?

  31. These look delicious but I have no idea what sazon is. Could you please provide a recipe for your homemade? I love your recipes…thank you!

    • Oh dear. I don't know why it posted as "unknown". On my side it showed my photo and name.

    • Sazon can usually be found in the spice section of the market or the ethnic food section. Knorr and Goya make it.

      http://www.goya.com/english/product_subcategory/condiments/sazon-bouillon

      http://www.amazon.com/Knorr-Sazon-Coriander-Annatto-Kolorao/dp/B000HZJRWU

    • Sorry! The link is now in the directions!

  32. This looks so good!! Thx for sharing!

  33. Looks delicious will be a must try. But definitely curious as those beans and rice look amazing. Would love to know what recipe that is!!! Thanks!

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    Made them last night. A first for me not having meat as the burger patty. Have to say I really liked the taste and texture. I would say this would also be a great substitute for a Lenten meal. I stumbled across your site on fb and I have made a number of dishes from the skinnytaste.com – ALL have been winners in my book! Thank you and continue the great work.