Chicken Milanese

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 35 min
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Ingredients

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 cup whole milk 

3 large eggs 

1/2 cup all-purpose flour 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs 

2 tablespoons butter 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

Arugula, for serving

Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

1/2 cup fresh Parmesan shavings

1 lemon, cut into wedges 

Directions

  1. Place your palm flat against the top of each chicken breast and carefully slice each piece in half horizontally; you'll be left with 4 thinner chicken breast pieces. Place each chicken cutlet between 2 sheets of waxed paper and use the smooth side of a mallet (or a rolling pin) to pound them until they're very thin. If you think they're thin enough -- pound 'em a few more times! The thinner the better.
  2. In a dish, whisk together the milk and eggs. Place the flour in another dish and mix in some salt and pepper. Place the breadcrumbs in a third dish. Set the 3 dishes aside for a sec.
  3. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken pieces, then dredge them 1 at a time in the flour, then quickly dunk both sides in the egg mixture and then coat both sides in the breadcrumbs. Lay each piece on a plate until you're ready to cook them.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. When it's melted and hot, add 2 pieces of the breaded chicken and cook, flipping once, until the breading is golden brown and the chicken is cooked, 2 to 3 minutes per side; transfer the chicken to a clean plate. Add the other tablespoon of butter and oil to the skillet and cook the other 2 pieces of chicken.
  5. To serve, place 1 piece of cooked chicken on each plate. Top generously with arugula. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and sprinkle on some Parmesan shavings. Serve with a lemon wedge on the side.
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