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Chicken milanese topped with arugula salad in a skillet.

Chicken Milanese

This Chicken Milanese is chicken cutlets coated with breadcrumbs, then pan fried until crispy and golden brown.  An easy dinner option that can be paired with a variety of sauces and side dishes to make a complete meal.
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 406kcal
Author Sara Welch


For the chicken

  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 eggs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped

For the salad

  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons shaved parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


For the chicken

  • Cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise. Place each piece of chicken in between two sheets of plastic wrap. Use the flat end of a meat mallet or a heavy pan to pound the chicken thin.
  • Repeat the process with the remaining pieces of chicken.
  • Place the flour in a bowl and season it generously with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place the milk and eggs in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Place the Italian breadcrumbs and panko breadcrumbs in a bowl and stir to combine.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the flour, then the egg mixture, then the breadcrumbs.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the chicken cutlets in a single layer.
  • Cook for 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown, crispy and cooked through. Sprinkle with parsley.

For the salad

  • Place all the salad ingredients in a bowl and toss well to combine.
  • Arrange the salad either on top of, or next to, the chicken cutlets. Serve immediately.



Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 214mg | Sodium: 248mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 633IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg