Chicken Milanese with Sweet Potato Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Active: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
While we all love crispy, fried chicken, the real star of the this recipe is the warm and flavorful potato salad. It's made with sweet potatoes, instead of the classic Yukons or Russets to give you a slightly starchy counterpart for the savory chicken.



  1. Preheat the oven to 425˚ F. Toss the sweet potatoes with 1 tablespoon vegetable oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast until tender and browned, about 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together the honey mustard, vinegar and remaining 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large bowl. Add the sweet potatoes, parsley, red onion, pecans and cranberries and toss. Set aside.
  3. Put the eggs and panko in separate shallow bowls or dishes. Season each with salt and pepper. Butterfly the chicken: With your knife parallel to the cutting board, slice each chicken breast almost all the way in half and open it flat, like a book. Dip the chicken in the eggs, letting the excess drip off. Then dip them in the panko until well coated.
  4. Add enough vegetable oil to a large skillet to come halfway up the side of the pan. Heat over medium-high heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350˚ F. Working in 2 batches, fry the chicken, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  5. Divide the chicken and sweet potato salad among plates. Serve with honey mustard.