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Chicken Milanese

Eva Amurri Martino's Chicken Milanese

Chicken Milanese is a classic Italian comfort food dish—a tummy pleaser that is also super simple to make and totally kid-approved. This is a recipe I learned how to make in Italy from my Italian roommate (I did University there for a bit) and when this dish is dressed up with some tangy arugula and some shaved Parmigiano Reggiano sprinkled on top, it is so pretty looking that it’s even dinner party-worthy!  I like to serve this Chicken Milanese recipe as a main course for family dinner, or as a second course to pasta when we have people over.

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Funny story: I once had a boyfriend with an extremely difficult Mother—I hosted the boyfriend’s birthday party at my house, and invited his family (Saint Amurri, let me tell ya. LOL) and I made this dish to serve family style. Well, I don’t know if it was the Chicken Milanese or the Fudgie The Whale ice cream cake I picked up for dessert, but this woman was all of a sudden VERY nice to me for the remainder of my relationship with her son (which was not much to write home about).

Call it a Milanese Miracle! Ha!

I can’t say that this recipe is DEFINITELY a mother-in-law relationship saver, but give it a whirl and see! The below recipe serves 4…

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Ingredients…

(Serves 4)

 

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Directions…

 

  1. Begin by setting up your dipping stations. First, beat the 2 eggs in a wide, shallow bowl and set aside for your egg dip.
  2. Put the all-purpose flour on a large plate, mix with the salt and pepper, and set aside.
  3. Put the panko breadcrumbs on another large plate, mix with the finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano, and set aside.
  4. Take one more empty large plate and set aside.
  5. Take a chicken breast, coat in the flour mixture, and shake off excess.
  6. Next, dip the chicken breast in the egg mixture, and allow excess egg to drip off.
  7. Then dip the chicken breast in the panko mixture. Set aside the prepared chicken on the clean plate.
  8. Repeat with the other chicken breasts.
  9. Next, heat the vegetable oil in a large pan (preferably with raised sides) on medium-high heat until hot.
  10. Place the chicken breasts in the pan carefully, making sure not to crowd them—they should not be touching. You may need to work in batches.
  11. Fry on one side until browned and crispy, but not burnt, approximately 4 minutes.
  12. Flip over once, and cook until browned and crispy.
  13. Transfer to a clean plate with 3 pieces of paper towel on it to absorb the residual oil.
  14. Repeat with all chicken breasts until cooked through.
  15. Dress with arugula and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, and squeeze liberally with lemon slices.
  16. Enjoy immediately!
Eva Amurri Martino's Chicken Milanese

Chicken Milanese

Chicken Milanese is a classic Italian comfort food dish—a tummy pleaser that is also super simple to make and totally kid-approved. This is a recipe I learned how to make in Italy from my Italian roommate and when this dish is dressed up with some tangy arugula and some shaved Parmigiano Reggiano sprinkled on top, it is so pretty looking that it’s even dinner party worthy!  I like to serve this as a main course for family dinner, or as a second course to pasta when we have people over.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 568 kcal

Equipment

  • Meat Mallet

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Begin by setting up your dipping stations. First, beat the 2 eggs in a wide, shallow bowl and set aside for your egg dip.  
  • Put the all-purpose flour on a large plate, mix with the salt and pepper, and set aside.  
  • Put the panko breadcrumbs on another large plate, mix with the finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano, and set aside.  
  • Take one more empty large plate and set aside.  
  • Take a chicken breast, coat in the flour mixture, and shake off excess. 
  • Next, dip the chicken breast in the egg mixture, and allow excess egg to drip off.
  • Then dip the chicken breast in the panko mixture. Set aside the prepared chicken on the clean plate.  
  • Repeat with the other chicken breasts.  
  • Next, heat the vegetable oil in a large pan (preferably with raised sides) on medium-high heat until hot.  
  • Place the chicken breasts in the pan carefully, making sure not to crowd them—they should not be touching. You may need to work in batches.  
  • Fry on one side until browned and crispy, but not burnt, approximately 4 minutes.  
  • Flip over once, and cook until browned and crispy.  
  • Transfer to a clean plate with 3 pieces of paper towel on it to absorb the residual oil.  
  • Repeat with all chicken breasts until cooked through.
  • Dress with arugula and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, and squeeze liberally with lemon slices.  
  • Enjoy immediately!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Milanese
Amount Per Serving (1 cutlet)
Calories 568 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 13g81%
Cholesterol 167mg56%
Sodium 2433mg106%
Potassium 673mg19%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 774IU15%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 342mg34%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Chicken, Dinner Party, Milanese
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18 Comments

  1. melanie says:

    Wow sa l’air délicieux 🙂

    Je suis du Canada dans une toute petite ville de campagne (Warwick)

    J’Adore vous suivre sur votre blog et Istagram!C’EST toujours un plaisir de vous suivre!Merci 🙂

    04.05.18 Reply
  2. Brigit says:

    Hey Eva 😊Chicken Milanese is one of my favorites. This recipe looks so delish. I would have to make a gluten free version of it as, I.have celiac disease. Thank you for the great recipes ! and Buon appetito a tutti 😊

    04.05.18 Reply
    • I hope you enjoy it! Keep me posted on how the GF works out!

      04.05.18 Reply
  3. Anne says:

    This sounds devine! Would be perfect for a Sunday family dinner. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    04.05.18 Reply
  4. Ann says:

    I will be trying this recipe soon for sure! Thank you for sharing.

    04.05.18 Reply
  5. Creedance Mongillo says:

    Its 2am as I’m reading this while feeding my 9 week old and now I’m starving!!!! 😋😋😋looks delicious!!!!

    04.05.18 Reply
  6. Steph says:

    Looks delish. I made a similar version last night but after seeing this recipe next time I’ll add the lemons. Thanks!

    04.06.18 Reply
  7. Alicia says:

    Fudgie the whale ice cream cake haha. Chicken Milanese sounds good right about now. I’ll have to make it ASAP.

    04.06.18 Reply
  8. Making this chicken Milanese tonight! Thanks for sharing the recipe. 😘

    04.06.18 Reply
  9. Kelli Fisher says:

    We loved this recipe!

    05.03.18 Reply
  10. Sarah says:

    This is a fabulous dish. My family loved it!

    06.11.18 Reply
  11. Maeve Kinsella says:

    I make a version of this, it’s a real crowd pleaser! Lovely with a sour cream side dip too yummy😋

    08.15.18 Reply
  12. Lauren R says:

    5 stars
    My whole family loves this recipe, even my husband who “hates arugula” loves how it tastes all together. The perfect balance of flavours! A definite staple in our house. Thanks, Eva.

    10.27.20 Reply