E: Easy Chicken Milanese Recipe

 photo E_zpsk2xjs2pu.jpgI looove me some chicken cutlets, which is essentially what Chicken Milanese is. Pair this recipe with mixed greens, garlic bread, and some red wine, and I would consider it one of my favorite meals. This version, which is easy and flavorful, has been adapted from Teresa Guidice’s Fabulicious, Fast, & Fit cookbook.

Chicken Milanese

Ingredients

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded to 1/2-inch thickness

1/2 cup flour

2 eggs, lightly whisked

1 cup Italian breadcrumbs

1 cup panko breadcrumbs

1 ounce fresh Parmesean cheese, grated

1/4 cup fine chopped Italian parsley

3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 lemon

Directions

  1. Put the flour in a shallow dish.
  2. Put the eggs in a second shallow dish.
  3. Mix the breadcrumbs, parsley, and cheese in a third shallow dish (or a large Ziplock bag).
  4. Coat each chicken breast one at a time by dredging them through the flour, dipping them in the eggs, and shaking them in the bag with the breadcrumb mixture (or dredge them through it if you used a bowl).
  5. Once the chicken is coated, let it sit for 5 minutes so the coating sets and stays on in the pan.
  6. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Cook the chicken for 3-5 minutes per side. It will be nicely browned. A meat thermometer should read 165 degrees when inserted through the side into the center of the meat.
  8. Serve immediately with the fresh lemon juice squeezed over the top.

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